A bicyclist died after being hit by a car in Pasadena on Friday, Anne Arundel County police said.
Officers responded at 9:44 p.m. to the area of Catherine Avenue and Fawn Avenue, where police said an unidentified male bicyclist was riding in the middle of the northbound lane on Catherine Avenue when a 1989 Jeep hit him from behind.
The area was dark and the cyclist was wearing non-reflective black clothing without head or tail lights on his bicycle, police said. The driver of the Jeep didn’t see the cyclist, police said, and tried to avoid hitting him when he did, but the two collided.
The bicyclist ended up in the northbound roadway while his bicycle landed in the southbound travel lane where it was hit by a southbound 2016 Toyota Sienna. Both drivers immediately stopped and called 911, police said. No one in the cars was injured, police said.
The bicyclist was later pronounced dead by emergency room staff at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy. The man was not carrying identification, so police said they will try to identify him by his fingerprints.
Police said the bicyclist was illegally in the roadway and believe his alcohol use may be a contributing factor in the crash due to scene evidence. The Traffic Safety Section is investigating.