Teen cyclist struck, killed in two-car accident

LAWRENCEVILLE — No charges are expected in the Wednesday crash that left a 13-year-old bicyclist dead.

Gwinnett County police believe that 13-year-old Justin Shaw was riding his bike on residential Woodstream Drive Wednesday when, shortly after 2 p.m., he turned left onto Club Drive. He was headed downhill as he approached a stop sign, Cpl. Edwin Ritter said.

Shaw did not stop. At the same time, a Chevrolet Equinox SUV driven by a 49-year-old Lawrenceville woman was headed south on Club Drive.

"The driver of (the SUV) observed the bicyclist enter Club Dr. and immediately applied her brakes," Ritter said in a news release. "The driver (of the SUV) was unable to stop and struck the bicyclist."

The impact caused Shaw to veer onto the other side of the two-lane road, not far from Northwoods Country Club. The driver of a northbound Honda Accord saw the collision but "could not avoid" the youngster and struck him as well.

Shaw was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center with life-threatening injuries before later being flown to Egleston Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m..

"Charges regarding this accident are not anticipated as this investigation continues," Ritter said.

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Scene of fatal bicycle crash

Scene of fatal bicycle crash