Cyclist struck, killed by vehicle in Pittsburgh’s Brookline section |

Cyclist struck, killed by vehicle in Pittsburgh’s Brookline section

Tawnya Panizzi
A cyclist was struck by a vehicle and killed in Pittsburgh’s Brookline section on Oct. 20, 2019.

A cyclist struck by a vehicle Sunday night in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood has died, authorities said.

Austin Fike, 22, of Brookline was struck by an unlicensed driver at the intersection of Brookline Boulevard at Pioneer Avenue, according to police.

Police responded just after 9:15 p.m. and found Fike unconscious. He was transported by EMS to Mercy Hospital in critical condition. He later died from his injuries, public safety spokeswoman Cara Cruz said.

Cruz said police are investigating, and an update on the driver could be available later today.

The incident is at least the third in recent months where area cyclists have been killed by vehicles.

On Sunday, there was a three-mile bike ride in memory of Jason Zollinger, 38, of Hempfield, who was killed Oct. 1 when he was hit by a car on Route 30 while bicycling up Laurel Mountain.

In August, an O’Hara man was struck and killed while riding his bike along Freeport Road in Harmar.

Thomas Haykin, 57, was riding in the right lane of Freeport Road heading toward Cheswick, across from the Valley Motel and Crosspoint Church, when he was struck by the mirror of a Dodge van.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121 x1512, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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