UPDATE: Bicyclist Killed in Collision with Dump Truck

Police said the crash occurred on Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Severna Park.

Police investigate the Wednesday crash. (Photo credit: Kaitlyn Carr)
Police investigate the Wednesday crash. (Photo credit: Kaitlyn Carr)
By Tyler Waldman and Kaitlyn Carr

Update (9:30 p.m.)—A Severna Park man was killed Wednesday afternoon when the bicycle he was driving collided with a dump truck on Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard.

Police said Thomas Patrick Heslin Jr. 57, of the 300 block of Stonehouse Drive in Severna Park was riding his bike west on Berrywood Drive when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard intersection.

As the bike entered the intersection, police said, he failed to yield the right of way of the dump truck, which was traveling north on Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard. The driver of the dump truck attempted to avoid striking the bicyclist, but was unable.

Police said it does not appear that speed or alcohol were factors in the crash. An investigation is ongoing.

sandy bannister July 18, 2013 at 08:28 AM
Tragic story. Got to ride defensively. Berrywood does not intersect B&A.
Krystine Milewski July 18, 2013 at 08:54 AM
My heart goes out to the Heslin family and to the driver of the dump truck.
Krystine Milewski July 18, 2013 at 08:55 AM
Sandy - Berrywood does intersect B&A just north of Asbury.
Jim Scholl September 11, 2013 at 01:46 PM
Cyclists need to remember the rules of the road. When driving, or cycling, when I approach an intersect of the B&A Trail and a road, I slow and/or stop. I have seen near catastrophes caused by both cyclists, and drivers. I actually had a bicycle thrown at me because I didn't give right of way to a cyclist. (he had stopped and apparently expected me to do the same) This is a horrible tragedy. Both families and victims are in my prayers. The rules of the road apply to cyclists and drivers for a reason. Please follow them.


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