Ghost Bike Honors Rebecca Harris
GAINESVILLE - A year ago in June, a UF student was hit and killed on her bike by another student who fled the scene.
And now there is a memorial in the student's honor.
Rebecca Harris was crossing Archer Road in Gainesville in June 2012 when she was hit by Jessica Becerra, who fled the scene but later turned herself in to police.
Now, a ghost bike sits near the scene of the accident, painted stark white to remind bikers and drivers to share the road.
Ghost bike is actually an international movement to place white bikes at the scenes of where bikers have been injured or killed.
One biker we spoke to today says it's definitely making its point - "against the geen background of the field back here it pops out really well and reminds people to just slow down."
Worldwide, there are over 500 ghost bikes in 180 locations.
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