|A Dublin cyclist was struck and killed along a Miami County Road on Sunday.|
JPM attorney Joseph Giampapa was killed over the weekend when he was struck by a minivan in a hit and run incident. Giampapa was reportedly hit and thrown 150 ft and was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges have been filed.
It gets better: Giampapa was JP Morgan’s top commercial bankruptcy lawyer (SVP).
Somehow we suspect the incident was not inflicted by a soccer mom. – Silver Doctors.
|The crash occurred on Troy-Sidney Road near Loy Road, just southeast of Piqua.|
A 56-year-old Dublin man was killed Saturday morning when he was struck by a car in Miami County.
Joseph Giampapa was riding alone on Troy-Sidney Road when he was struck by a car at about 11:08 a.m. Saturday morning.
The driver of the car called 911 and Miami County Sheriff deputies responded to the scene. Giampapa was found lying in the driveway of a home located in the 6500 block of Troy-Sidney Road in Springcreek Township.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by medic personnel.
Deputies say Giampapa was taking part in a 200 mile bike ride with a bicycle club named Ohio Randonneurs.
Their route started in Springfield and went through Troy, then reversed course. Deputies believe Giampapa was on his return trip when the crash occurred.
“Joe was an extremely accomplished cyclist a responsible cyclist and that’s what makes this tragedy so mind numbing,” said Jeff Stephens, a friend of Giampapa. “That road that Joe was on was flat. No trees. It was just wide open visibility.”
Giampapa’s family released the following statement:
We hope that from this senseless tragedy, there will be an increased awareness of and respect for cyclists who share the road with motorists.
The Ohio Bike Federation has been trying to pass a ‘three-foot biking law’ through the legislature. We urge the community to support this important measure.
Please keep our dear Joe – and all other cyclists who have lost their lives -in your thoughts.”
No charges have been filed at this time.
The crash remains under investigation. – NBC4i.