8 killed, 4 injured in Italian bicycle accident when car hits pack of riders

Eight Italian bicycle riders were killed and four people were injured when a speeding car ran head-on into a pack of bicyclists. Police say the driver of the car had been smoking marijuana prior to the horrific bicycle accident.

According to a report in The Seattle Times, the driver of the car along and a young boy in the vehicle were among the injured.

The bicycle accident occurred on a Sunday morning in the Calabrian area of Italy. The cyclists were riding on a small state road at the time of the accident.

The driver of the vehicle faces charges of multiple homicide. One report said that he was attempting to pass another car and speeding when the accident occurred.

Reactions to the death of cyclists has moved many. The Seattle Bike Blog summed it up in five short words. “So much death. It’s overwhelming.”

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in Seattle bicycle accidents and the family of those killed. We help bicycle accident victims obtain civil justice.

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