News

Actions

VIDEO: CLE cyclists honor fallen riders

Posted: 12:55 PM, Sep 26, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-26 12:55:41-04

Hundreds of cyclists met in downtown Cleveland, Friday to remember one of their own, and raise awareness about road safety.

Matthew Billings and James Lambert died from injuries suffered in a collision with a white pick-up truck on Sept. 17.

Billings and Lambert were traveling east on their bikes along with three others, down Snowville Road when the collision happened. The driver of the pick-up truck, traveling toward the cyclists, made a left onto Dewey Road, and collided with the cyclists.

"My brother, he rode for charities," said Katie Billings. "We don't have any ill will toward the driver, we pray for him. we'll heal one day, but I'm sure he never will. We forgive him- we do."

Billings family said they are also spreading awareness online through the hashtag cyclistslivesmatter.

Watch the full story: