Officials: Bicyclist struck and killed in accident near N. 65th & Hampton

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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee officials say a man riding a bicycle was struck and killed by a pickup truck near N. 65th and Hampton Avenue Friday, March 4th.

The call to officials came in at approximately 8:40 p.m.

According to the Milwaukee Fire Department, both the pickup truck and man on the bicycle were traveling westbound on Hampton Avenue at the time of the crash.

Milwaukee police say at one point, the bicyclist moved into traffic to get around a parked car when he was struck from behind by a 1998 Chevy 1500 pickup truck.

According to police, the victim, identified as 48-year-old Robert Wiske, died on scene despite life-saving efforts of officers and firefighters.

The driver of the truck, a 47-year-old Milwaukee man, remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.

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This case will be reviewed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office for possible charges.

3 comments

  • Go Away

    I’m sick and tired of people on bikes thinking they own the road.

    Did this rider use proper hand signals?

    Was he wearing reflective gear?

    How about protective gear?

    Was he following all of the rules of the road?

    I’m guessing no to all of the above. Bicyclists are worse than motorcyclists when it comes to being complete tools on public roads.

  • coolidge

    Yep. I’ll bet the bicyclist had no lights and was wearing dark clothing. People simply can’t see these morons but then they cry that no one respects their right to the road.

    • EK

      A man died. This isn’t the right forum to be calling bicyclists morons or tools. Have some respect for his family who is dealing with this loss please.

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