'We will miss him greatly:' LCC Assistant Dean killed in bicycle accident

Posted: 7:30 AM, Jul 28, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-28 11:30:36Z

The Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at Lansing Community College has died after being hit by a pick up truck riding his bicycle.

It happened around 7 a.m. Tuesday on Stoll Road near Airport Road on Lansing's north side.

A 24-year-old Lansing woman was traveling eastbound in a pick up truck when she hit 58-year-old Eric Snider, who was also traveling eastbound on his bicycle.

"It's my understanding by looking at the report that she tried to do CPR on him until Delta Township got there," said Clinton County Sheriff Wayne Kangas.

Snider would begin breathing again, but later died Tuesday afternoon at Sparrow Hospital around 4 p.m.

"He had pretty significant injuries," said Kangas.

Neighbors tell us Snider was hit two years ago while riding his bike.

The investigation is ongoing, however police say both drugs and alcohol and texting and driving were not factors in the accident.

"She said when she left her house, she was fidgeting with the windshield wipers trying to get dew off the car," said Kangas.

The Lansing woman told police she didn't see Snider on the road until she hit him.

Lansing Community College released a statement Wednesday to FOX 47 News. 

“Eric Snider helped move this college forward in exceptional ways," said Dr. Richard J. Prystowsky, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.

"His work with accreditation, university partnerships, and other key areas has helped to set the college on a path of laudatory excellence in higher education, we will miss him greatly,” said Prystowsky.

Police urge bicyclists to carefully look at hazards on the road before riding a bicycle.

"Somebody lost their life, somebody is going to deal with this traumatic thing of knowing that she ran into somebody and killed somebody for the rest of her life," said Kangas.

"I think all of us need to think about what we do when we drive our vehicles," said Kangas.

The Clinton County Sheriff Department continues to investigate the accident.

The department will forward their investigation to prosecutors who will determine if any criminal charges will be filed against the driver.