The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin says they've chosen to do a vigil in Kenosha Tuesday night because of a spike bicyclists being killed on the roads. Jessica Wineberg says statewide the number of bicycle deaths remains consistent but there's been a "preponderance" of fatalities in Southeastern Wisconsin. Four of those were hit and runs all in rural areas. Wineberg says on country roads there are less cars to come by and spot a downed cyclist, compared to urban settings. She guesses if the offending drivers would've stopped to help the hurt bikers, the injuries would've not become fatal.
The bicycle advocate warns drivers who've struck someone on a bike that law enforcement has been successful with investigating these crimes. Suspects in two of the four hit and runs have been taken in.