Settlement Reached In Cyclist Deaths

These ghost bikes were placed at the scene of the accident in North Carolina.

These ghost bikes were placed at the scene of the accident in South Carolina.

The insurance company of a woman who struck and killed two cyclists as they completed a cross-country fundraising ride has agreed to pay a $5 million settlement to the family of one of the victims. Tom Hoskins was riding with fellow cyclist Lee Anne Barry in Lancaster County, South Carolina when the pair was hit by a vehicle from behind, killing the two cyclists. The driver, Sharon King of Greensboro, N.C., was charged with reckless homicide but later pleaded guilty to reckless driving in the incident.

Hoskins and Barry were completing the last leg of what they called the B.I.G. Ride, for Brain Injuries Greatest Journey, a cross-country fundraiser ride conceived by Barry and aimed at raising awareness of brain injuries. The pair were accompanied by Barry’s husband at the time of the accident, and were just miles from the finish of what would have been Barry’s fourth B.I.G. Ride. The $5 million settlement was approved by the judge for Hoskins’ family. A $2.5 million settlement was already reached and approved in civil court in Barry’s death.


ubergoober - 02/09/10 - 8:19am

Perhaps you mean Lancaster Co. SOUTH CAROLINA. There is no such place in NC.

Tyler (Editor) - 02/09/10 - 9:40am

Yep, you’re right. Correction being made in post, thanks!

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