LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The “LV5 Ghost Bike” was unveiled outside the Las Vegas Ballpark this morning.
Today’s event honored the five local cyclists who were killed on December 10, after being struck by a truck.
The LV5 are s Aksoy Ahmet, 48, Michael Murray, 57, Gerrard Nieva, 41, Erin Ray, 39, and Tom Trauger, 57.
The memorial was installed on the northeast corner of Charleston and I-215.
“…Our goal is to show support for the families who lost loved ones and to be there for one another,” says Pat Treichel, founder of Ghost Bikes Las Vegas. “We also want to continue the conversation on cyclist safety by educating new cyclists about safety while reminding motorists of Nevada’s 3-Feet/Move Over law.”
The national program began in Las Vegas in 2018.
Every time a cyclist is killed by a driver, a bike is painted white and it’s then locked to a street sign near the crash site along with a small plaque.