Ga. teen bicyclist killed

Friday, June 20, 2014 7:34 AM
Last updated 7:05 PM
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Police in Atlanta’s northeastern suburbs are investigating a traffic accident that killed a 13-year-old boy as he rode his bicycle.

Gwinnett Police Cpl. Ed Ritter said Justin Shaw was riding his bike downhill on a street in the Lawrenceville area on Wednesday when he failed to stop at the stop sign and pulled out in front of a couple of vehicles.

Ritter tells WSB Radio Shaw was hit by the first vehicle, then thrown into the path of oncoming traffic and hit by a second vehicle. He died several hours later at a hospital.

Ritter says he doesn’t anticipate any charges being brought against either driver.

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GiantsAllDay 06/20/14 - 08:28 am
No, but knowing Georgia cops

No, but knowing Georgia cops they will show up and the funeral and pin a ticket on the kid's coffin

Darby 06/20/14 - 09:13 am
"No, but knowing Georgia cops

they will show up and the funeral and pin a ticket on the kid's coffin"
If you really tried, I'm betting you could even be a little cynical.

Prayers and empathy for the boy's parents and loved ones....

sugarbutton 06/20/14 - 02:35 pm
Someone lost a child

Someone lost a child and it could have been any one of us who have children that ride bicycles and get distracted. It's very sad and tragic...and it's not easy on a driver when a child rides out in front of them and gets hurt...and especially if they die. It's not easy and it's very hurtful and when you read negative comments. It makes you wonder how those people would react if it was them involved from either side. Prayers be with the people involved.

sweettee 06/20/14 - 03:44 pm
someone lost a loved one

I know one of the family member's s the young man and it's be really rough for them. It saddens me to see that people can be so cold. With all respect of your opinion you should not speak on what you have no clue. I know being a parent, I would be lost with the accident and I know being a driver.....I wouldn't have wanted to be in either vehicle. But being that I was a military police officer......I wouldn't want to be the officers involved either. Because they weren't there and didn't see the accident, so that they have to go off the evidence at the scene, drivers and witnesses. So they may have mixed emotions right now too. But I pray that everything is all done in respect to everyone involved.

My love, thoughts and prayers to the family

corgimom 06/21/14 - 06:53 am
GiantsAllDay, what a

GiantsAllDay, what a disgusting and absurd thing to say. Your antipathy toward police is well-known, but this is about the tragic death of a child, it's not about you.

My prayers and condolences to family and friends.

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