OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP/WJZ) — Ocean City police say a bicyclist has been killed in a collision with a municipal bus.

It happened about 8:40 p.m. Friday at Coastal Highway and 132nd Street. Police say Patrick “Scunny” McCusker, 49, of Cockeysville was riding a bicycle and collided with a bus.

McCusker died at a local hospital. The accident is under investigation.

McCusker owns two popular area restaurants: Nacho Mama’s and Mama’s on the Half Shell in Canton.

In a statement, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said: “I am deeply saddened to learn of the sudden and tragic death [of] Patrick McCusker. ‘Scunny’ was an inventive and energetic restaurateur, and deeply committed to the success of all businesses in Canton. It is impossible to quantify his positive contributions to the City of Baltimore. Scunny’s restaurants not only offered outstanding food in an amazing atmosphere but also a sense of community. Canton wouldn’t be what it is today without small business pioneers like Scunny.

Patrick was also my friend. His honesty and support through the years was greatly appreciated, and will be dearly missed. He was one of a kind.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends today. At this time, the memories of his joy and laughter will bring us together in celebration of his life.”

Senator Ben Cardin also issued a statement. “Patrick ‘Scunny’ McCusker was the epitome of a life lived fully. He was the heart of the Canton business community in O’Donnell Square and never met a charity that he did not support. I am honored to have been among the hundreds who were fortunate to have been able to call him a friend. We mourn his passing and laud his great heart and zest for life. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Jackie and his children.”

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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