This crash marks the third bicyclist fatality in the region this year
On Sunday, October 20, an unlicensed driver struck 22-year-old bicyclist Austin Fike at the intersection of Brookline Blvd. and Pioneer Ave. in the Brookline neighborhood. The crash occurred around 9:00pm.
Austin was taken to a hospital and died of head injuries. This is the first bicycle fatality within the City of Pittsburgh since 2017, and the second bicycle fatality of 2019 in Allegheny County, marking the third fatal bicycle crash in the region, this year. Across the US, pedestrian and bicycle deaths have risen, despite a drop in overall traffic fatalities.
Since 2015, there have been four bicycle fatalities within city limits – two were at the hands of unlicensed drivers.
The Family Needs Your Support
Attend the Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser – October 23
Austin has left behind many friends and family including a two- year-old son. The family is holding a spaghetti dinner this Wednesday to help pay for the funeral as well as support his family.
Details: Facebook page here.
Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 6:00pm dinner begins
Location: Brentwood VFW – Post 1810, 3801 Saw Mill Run Blvd, Brentwood, PA 15227.
Contribute to the GoFundMe Page
His aunt has created a GoFundMe page that will help to support any funeral and family costs or needs.