The Marion County Coroner’s office has identified the victim of the April 24, 2014 bicycle accident involving a school bus. Neil Kelty, a 23 year-old Indianapolis resident and biking enthusiast, has been identified as the operator of the bicycle that collided with a school bus at the intersection of Westlane Road and Ditch Road on the northwest side of Indianapolis at around 7:30 am that day. It was reported that Neil Kelty was in the designated bicycle lane at the time of the collision.
This is tragic and saddening news to the Indiana bicycle community, as Neil Kelty had just recently made the commitment to live a lifestyle devoted to riding his bicycle and becoming more active. According to his obituary, Neil was a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Neil left behind the love of his life, a fiancé, Kelsea Nicholson, his two parents, and siblings. A funeral was held for Neil Kelty on April 28, 2014 at Northview Church at 2 pm in Carmel, Indiana.
While there is no good news to report regarding this incident, we want to urge cyclists and drivers alike to always remember to keep a keen lookout while on the roadways. Indiana statutory law allows both automobile drivers and cyclists to be on all the roadways (aside from highways). Please remember to share the road – and look out for your fellow Hoosiers.
The Indiana Bicycle Accident Lawyers of Caress Law Group extend our deepest sympathies and all our prayers to the family and friends of Neil Kelty.