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Friday, September 19, 2008

Fatal bicycle accident

Very depressing news from the ABH:

A 25-year-old Athens man died Thursday from injuries he suffered last week when a sport utility vehicle hit his bicycle in southern Clarke County.

Brandon D. Miller was biking on Macon Highway at about 11:30 p.m. Sept. 11 when a man driving a Chevrolet Tahoe turned from Macon Highway onto South Lumpkin Street and collided with Miller’s bike, Athens-Clarke police said.

The impact threw the cyclist onto the SUV’s hood and then onto the ground, police said.

Miller was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital, police said, and he died on Thursday.

Police noted that Miller’s bicycle wasn’t equipped with lights, but said an investigation was continuing.

It could not be immediately learned this morning if the investigation had been completed.

Our deepest condolences to this young man's family.

Pay attention, be visible, be aware, and be safe out there.

1 comment:

EBRAshley said...

This is a terrible thing that has happened. I, too, am very sorry to hear about this tragic accident. It does, however, bring to light a very good point. Always, always have lights in both the front and rear of your bike. It is much safer if cars see you while on the road, so please light up your bike to avoid any more fatalities like this.