According the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and to police Capt. Scott Richards, Paul Taylor, 53, of Atanta was struck by an oncoming pick-up truck while riding in the inside lane of four-lane North Decatur Road at 6:30 a.m. last Monday morning. Richards said Taylor was taken to DeKalb Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.
Taylor was an assistant soccer coach with the Cobb Futbol Club East organization in DeKalb County.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Taylor family. He leaves behind a wife, son, and three daughters.
Even people who take the right safety precautions 99 percent of the time can inadvertently put themselves in harm’s way. As a bicyclist, it is vital to consistently be aware of your surroundings when on roadways especially when luxuries like bike lanes or trails are amiss.
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