The collision happened on October 18. Kent Winberry was operating his bicycle, traveling east on Duke University Road. He entered the intersection of that road with Chapel Hill Road (where the name of Duke University Road changes to West Chapel Hill St.).
At that intersection, a motorist approached from the opposite direction. That motorist, apparently failing to notice Winberry, began to turn left, intending to drive South on Chapel Hill Rd.
My thoughts and wishes are with Winberry’s friends and family.
I didn’t know Kent Winberry, but I know where he was hit. I have ridden through that intersection probably hundreds of times.
This is the second time in as many years that I’ve written a blog post about a cycling fatality in Durham. This isn’t really what I signed up for here. Please, stop killing cyclists.
I rode along the stretch of road where this incident occurred and have recorded a video of the location. I hope something can be done to improve safety in this area.