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Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 07/14/2010

"Ghost Bike" appears in Germantown

By Washington Post editors

Friends and family of a man who was struck by an SUV and fatally injured while riding his bicycle in Germantown last month have placed a roadside memorial at the scene of the crash to remind drivers to share the road with cyclists, The Gazette reports.

Police are investigating the collision. Charges were dropped last week against the man police say was driving the SUV.

About 40 people shared memories of Stanton Sylvester Miller Jr, 48, during a small ceremony Saturday evening and placed a ghost bike where the Gaithersburg man was hit in the 22300 block of Ridge Road shortly after 7 p.m. June 25.

Ghost bikes are white-painted bicycles left at sites where cyclists have been killed. The roadside memorials first appeared in Missouri in 2003 and have since been spotted in more than 100 places worldwide, according to

The bicycle for Miller was donated by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, said friend and roommate Dorian Janney, who helped coordinate the memorial.

By Washington Post editors  | July 14, 2010; 10:51 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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