Friday, July 16, 2010

Cyclist Hit From Behind In Broomall - Updated

UPDATE: The cyclist has died from his injuries, this is confirmed in today's Daily News. The victim was Russell Garrett a Haverford Professor who was on his commute to work.
From the Delaware County Times:


MARPLE - A bicyclist was seriously injured when he was struck from behind while riding along West Chester Pike Thursday morning, according to police.

The incident occurred around 10 a.m. on West Chester Pike near the northbound entrance to the Blue Route.

The victim, identified only as an adult male from Delaware County, was riding a bicycle in the right westbound lane of West Chester Pike. A woman driving a maroon Honda struck him from behind, according to Marple Police Lt. Matthew Richter

The victim was thrown from the bike and into the air. Although he was wearing a helmet, he suffered a significant injury, Richter said.

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6 ABC reports that the driver was distracted and that the 38 year old victim was in critical condition at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania.

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The rest of Pennsylvania has not been spared of the carnage, two deaths were reported in the past week, one in DuBois and the other in West Earl Township northeast of Lancaster.


Geoff Fargo said...

He did not survive. He was a friend of mine.

John Boyle said...

Geoff, thanks for sharing this, we are sad and very sorry for your loss.