81-Year-Old Cyclist Hit, Killed on Capital Crescent Trail - NBC4 Washington

81-Year-Old Cyclist Hit, Killed on Capital Crescent Trail

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    News4's Jackie Bensen spokes to some people who knew Ned Gaylin best after he was struck and killed while riding his bicycle. (Published Monday, Oct. 17, 2016)

    An 81-year-old man riding a three-wheeled bike was killed in Bethesda, Maryland, Monday morning after he was hit by a car, police say.

    Ned Gaylin, of Chevy Chase, died after he was hit in a marked crosswalk on the Capital Crescent Trail, crossing Little Falls Parkway, Montgomery County police said.

    He was a retired professor who worked in University of Maryland's School of Public Health, his wife said.

    Gaylin was hit by a Mercedes E320 being driven by a 78-year-old Bethesda man, police said.

    Bicyclist Hit by Car, Killed on Capital Crescent Trail

    Bicyclist Hit by Car, Killed on Capital Crescent Trail
    A professor emeritus from the University of Maryland died after a car struck him as he rode a bike along the Capital Crescent Trail. It happened where the trail crosses with Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda. Police say the victim, Ned Gaylin, had been riding a recumbent bicycle. News4's Pat Collins reports.
    (Published Monday, Oct. 17, 2016)

    First-responders arrived at the scene about 11:30 a.m. Gaylin was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. 

    The regular user of the popular trail was riding a recumbent bike, in which a cyclist rides partially reclined. The bike had an orange flag, and Gaylin was wearing a helmet, police said. 

    Cyclists and pedestrians who use the trail said they fear for their safety at the intersection where Gaylin was hit.

    It is not known at this time if the driver will face charges.

    Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call police at 240-773-6620.

    Editor's Note: This story has been updated from a previous version.