Fatal bike vs. truck accident renewing talk about rights of the road

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BRECKSVILLE, Ohio -- A fatal accident involving bikes and a truck are renewing discussions about the rights of the road.

The accident happened at just after 7 p.m. Thursday.

According to reports, a pick-up truck was driving west on Snowville Road and was starting to make a left turn onto Dewey Road.

It's a T-shaped intersection, and as the pick-up made the turn, the driver struck or was struck by one or more of the five bicycles that were traveling east on Snowville Road.

One of the bicyclists died at the scene. Four others were taken to area hospitals.

Sun glare may have been a factor in the incident, but police are still investigating how it all happened.

"In the past couple of years, the driver awareness of cyclists has gotten a lot better...but when something like this happens it seems like the blame always gets shifted over to the cyclist."

More information about the incident is expected from Brecksville Police Department later this morning.

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