Chiropractor Patrick White was 6th Bicyclist Killed in Philadelphia

by | September 24, 2021 | News, Biking in Philly, Crash, Vision Zero | 0 comments

The bicyclist killed on Thursday, September 23 was Patrick White, D.C., a chiropractor who lived on Tabor Road.  In the words of one of his friends, “he was an amazing human being, father, friend and chiropractor.”  A memorial page is here.

9am on Friday, September 24th

We learned through a Reddit post and direct communication with the Accident Investigation Division of the Philadelphia Police Department, that a 71 year old man riding a bicycle was killed yesterday in NE Philadelphia.

The bicyclist was northbound on Tabor Avenue crossing Cottman Avenue when he was hit by the vehicle driving West on Cottman Avenue. The bicyclist was a 71yr old male who lived right down the street on Tabor Road. The driver remained on location and stated to the Police that she didn’t see the bicyclist.  PPD’s Accident Investigation Division is checking for video, witnesses, etc.

This particular section of Cottman Avenue is not on the High Injury Network, although other blocks of Tabor and Cottman are.

Screenshot of oTIS’s High Injury Network showing a big section of NE Philly

We could not find a report on mainstream news.  When we receive more information about the bicyclist, we will update this post.

Pat White was the 6th to lose his life on Philadelphia’s streets.  We offer his family, friends and community our deepest condolences.

The other bicyclists killed in 2021 were:

Nicolas McMonigle  – 2/25/2021
George Gibbs – 4/4/2021
Heather Peters – 4/24/2021
Unknown – 6/6/2021
Timothy Guy Robles – 6/9/2021

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