A forty-three-year-old female bicyclist died in Fort Pierce Tuesday evening after she was struck by an automobile. Fort Pierce resident Maureen P. Quigg was riding her bike in the 1400 block of Hartman Road a little after 6:00 p.m. when she was struck by a Chevy Impala driven by Robert Craig Matthews. According to police, Matthews, a thirty-three-year-old Port St. Lucie resident, was traveling south when he came into contact with Quigg. Quigg was operating her bike on the west side of the road.
The impact with Matthews’ Chevy Impala caused Quigg to be thrown from her bike and into a grassy area on the side of the road. Police stated that Quigg was pronounced dead at the scene. Matthews is not currently facing any charges. However, police continue investigations into whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
Bicyclist dies in Tuesday night wreck in Fort Pierce, www.palmbeachpost.com November 20, 2013
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