Vancouver teacher killed in hit-and-run bicycle accident

A popular Vancouver, Washington high school teacher , Gordon Patterson, was killed in a hit-and-run bicycle accident last Tuesday while he was riding his bicycle home reports The Seattle Times.

Police later arrested the hit-and-run driver, Antonio Eugene Cellestine, age 18, of Vancouver. Cellestine was a former pupil where Patterson worked. He faces charges of hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license.

The bicycle accident occurred on Northeast St. Johns Road. Patterson regularly commuted to and from work by bicycle. He was wearing a helmet. A memorial service for Patterson will be held on September 23 at the high school.

In 2008, a total of 714 bicycle riders were killed in crashes with motor vehicles. 87% of those killed are male and 91% were not wearing helmets. 12% of all bicyclist deaths occurred in the month of September.

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