Bicycle safety can prevent deadly accidents - WNEM TV 5

Bicycle safety can prevent deadly accidents

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Broken glass, a busted side mirror, and orange markings are reminders of a tragic scene that played out just before 11 p.m. Tuesday.

"It's always real sad to hear. Unfortunately it happens all too often and especially night riding," said Al Comstock.

Comstock has been in the bike business for 25 years and owns Al’s Quick Release Bicycle.

Byron Arnold, 28, died after being hit by a car while riding a bike. Police said he wasn’t wearing reflective clothing.

"You should have headlight, tail light of some sort," Comstock said.

Comstock shared his thoughts on how you can be safer on your two-wheeler at night.

"A helmet number one. I'm a big believer in helmets," Comstock said. "I'm here today because I wore my helmet. I had a bad accident, cracked the helmet but I was OK."

Comstock said riders should also have reflectors at the front and back of the bike. Reflective clothing is a must. He also suggests having a rear-view mirror to watch for oncoming traffic.

"Make the investment. I mean it's definitely worth it if you are going to ride, especially at night," Comstock said.

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