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KSLA News 12 Editorial: Sept. 16th-Ghost Bike

Just about every day I drive by a Ghost Bike in Shreveport.

It's an old bicycle painted white. It's been in the 2400 block of Southern Avenue since April 29th right alongside the roadway. That's where 71-year-old Samuel Smith was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver as Smith rode his bicycle.

These Ghost Bike memorials have sprung up all across America marking locations where bicyclists have been killed or severely injured.

It's a way to remember the victims. But just as important, the ghost bike is a reminder to passing motorists to share the road and to watch out for people on bicycles.

I'm James Smith.

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