Race Sites and Calendars

Race Calendar Sites (in alphabetical order):

Active.com Sports www.active.com. Individual & team sports activity registration in over 80 sports. Search and register for running races such as a marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k, find training plans, gear reviews, share videos. Sometimes this site will link to the event’s own web site notes TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau, sometimes not. They send TheAthletesLawyer a lot of e-mails via their “Active Triathlete” portal.
American Triathlon Calendar. Triathlon and Duathlon Race Event and Result Listings in america and around the world. www.trifind.com also known as the “Triathalator,” this is a great site, as it enables you to search by state. TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau consults “triFind” whenever he will be going to a potential area where there might be a multisport event !

Atlanta Track Club www.atlantatrackclub.org Since 1964, dedicated to promoting health and fitness through athletics in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Includes race calendar and results. This is one of the premier running clubs in the country, with great coaching, events and programming. If you are going to Georgia, check the ATC out. TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau has raced in Atlanta Track Club events many times over the years, as he has clients in and around the city. One of TheAthletesLawyer’s favorite Atlanta races traces the Olympic Marathon course in support of the city’s Puppet Museum ! Last year this “travelling trial lawyer triathlete” was First Place Overall Masters at the Saratoga 5km in Lawrenceville (5/12/07) while in town for a negligence and injured workers compensation case !

Charlottesville’s Ragged Mountain Running Shop www.raggedmountainrunning.com Ragged Mountain Running Shop is a family owned business devoted to promoting healthy lifestyles by providing the best shoes and gear for the individual. Also has a link to the excellent Charlottesville Track Club, where, MANY years ago, TheAthletesLawyer broke 5:00 for the mile at the U.Va track !

Columbia Triathlon Association www.tricolumbia.org A non-profit association based in Columbia, Maryland that supports triathlon, duathlon and multisport athletes through race sponsorship and results. Robert Vigorito’s group is first rate, according to the TriathlonTrialLawyer, who has competed in four Columbia Triathlons and Three Blackwater Traverse Duathlons, along with many other Worldgate Masters and local multisport athletes. There is often an expo associated with these challenging and competitive events, and excellent post-race offerings, notes TheAthletesLawyer.

Cool Running www.coolrunning.com Cool Running is the complete online resource for runners, offering the Web’s most comprehensive race calendar, race results listings, training advice, and other “Cool” stuff.

DC Road Runners Club www.dcroadrunners.org The DC Road Runners is a chapter of the Road Runners Club of America. The DC Road Runners Club is a non-profit regional group to promote running in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. There are mid-week races throughout the year, track workouts, indoor meets in the winter and series races and special events.

FARC Fredericksburg Area Running Club www.runfarc.com Race results, upcoming events, news items, related links, running schedule, message board and contact information. TheAthletesLawyer has run in their events, as well as the multisport races hosted by the Falmouth/Fredericksburg YMCA. TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau also appreciates the effort top masters road and track runner Terry McLoughlin and his crew put in to the annual Pohanka Colonial Beach Triathlon.

FootWorks Running Calendar, THE Miami Florida area running shop. If you’re going to South Florida, check out their site for races, equipment and other events. www.footworksmiami.com calendar/calendar.asp

ITU Sport Development site for International triathlon news. www.triathlon.org This is another site that is a “necessary evil” according to TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau. Unless you are a card-carrying international pro, it is not the greatest site. It does not have information on races age groupers would be interested in, and TheAthletesLawyer rarey visits it, even when going abroad. Trifind is better, as is googling the country’s triathlon club and then the translation program (or “Babelfish”), if it does not have and English Language option.

Jersey Runner www.jerseyrunner.com What can we say, TheAthletesLawyer is a member of the New Jersey (and Hudson County) Bars, and travels to the Garden State, where he likes to race. In 2007, the TriathlonTrialLawyer competed in the NJ State 8km. championship.

LIN-MARK Computer Sports, Inc. www.lin-mark.com LIN-MARK Computer Sports! Your Site for Race Day Results, On-line Entry, LIN-MARK Computer Sports, Inc. is a highly recognized computer sports-timing company by athletes and within the sports timing industry. “Mark & Linda Toretsky are wonderful,” says TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau. LIN-MARK times local to national level championship events and their specialty is multi-sport events. TheAthletesLawyer has competed in their races throughout the mid-Atlantic, and they do a great job, even under adverse conditions. Lin-Mark provides the USA Triathlon MidAtlantic Region’s athlete’s ranking process. This includes all triathlons and duathlons in the states of: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia. Lin-Mark also performs the USA Triathlon New England Region’s athlete’s ranking process. Lin-Mark designs and maintains the USA Triathlon MidAtlantic Regional web site. Linda Toretsky is the site editor. Lin-Mark provides it’s own timing staff and does not depend on volunteers for staff timing.

Metro Race Forum www.raceforum.com Applications & Schedules for the New Jersey Runner & Multi Sport athlete. This is one of the best race schedules the TriathlonTrialLawyer has seen ANYWHERE. If you’re headed North, check this one out. Their magazine is also great for finding races.
New England Runner -www.nerunner.com- Regional Event Calendar: News items, regional events and information, race applications, electronic newsletter and a physical magazine subscription information. This is a site TheAthletesLawyer uses when he goes North for his Connecticut, Massachusetts and other New England clients and cases. Even better are: Hi-Tek Racing for Connecticut running and multi-sport events www.hitekracing.com and Greystone Electronics www.greystoneracing.net. Will Graustein of Greystone puts on wonderful events all over the Berkshires, and is an accomplished runner as well.

New York Road Runners Club – they put on the NY Marathon, but their site is difficult and not as complete as would be expected, according to the TriathlonTrialLawyer. But, if you’re in the “Big Apple,” TheAthletesLawyer notes this site may reveal training runs, classes and other city-specific events. www.nyrrc.org Offering running, yoga, healthwalking, deep water running, and stretching clinics and training.

New York Triathlon Club www.nytc.org The TriathlonTrialLawyer notes that you will not find much “Southern Hospitality” with this group. Their races fill in “nanoseconds,” according to TheAthletesLawyer, and they do not send notice to past participants, as is customary in the Commonwealth. New York Triathlon is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing the sport of triathlon and related multi-sport events for racing.

Potomac Valley Track & Field Club www.pvtc.org The PVTC puts on the Potomac Valley Games, Indoor track meets at the incredible Prince Georges Complex and other running events. The TriathlonTrialLawyer ran the 2 mile and one mile his past summer and even tried the 1 mile race walk. TheAthletesLawyer got lapped (and several penalty flags) in that race, which he found humbling and frustrating. Next time, he might try the shot put !

Ragged Mountain Running Shop www.raggedmountainrunning.com
Ragged Mountain Running Shop is a family owned business devoted to promoting healthy lifestyles by providing the best shoes and gear for the individual. TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau has visited and admires the way they promote local school track teams, road races and carry a wide selection of shoes and gear.

Reston Bicycle Club, www.restonbikeclub.org The Reston Bicycle Club (RBC) was formed in 1982 to promote cycling in the Reston and surrounding areas. RBC is a volunteer, non-profit club, with over 500 members, the TriathlonTrialLawyer has ridden in their wonderful, annual Century Ride, as well as weeknight group rides from the Herndon Caboose, two blocks from the Abrams Landau office building !

Reston Runners www.restonrunners.org Reston Runners is a Northern VA running club that encourages fitness-related activities and the club is a member of Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). TheAthletesLawyer Doug Landau observes their Sunday long runs are a great way to get in shape over the winter. The Saturday shorter runs and walks are also supported, with route maps often online ! This is a wonderfully social and active group that has runners of all levels.

Richmond (VA) Road Runners Club www.rrrc.org The Richmond Road Runners Club has many races, and because of their and the Richmond Track Club’s summer events, TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau met his wife ! If you are going to be in Richmond, use this site to look and see what weekend or mid-week events they may have scheduled.

Richmond Triathlon Club
www.richmondtriclub.com The Richmond Triathlon Club is a social club, dedicated to promoting multi-sport activities in the central Virginia Area. The fact tha xTerra National Championships, the World Long-Course Duathlon championships and for the next 3 (!) years, note TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau, the USAT National Age Group Short Course Duathlon Championships will be in this city is going to make the State’s capitol “multi-sport central.” The Richmond Sports Backers had a real coup landing these multi-sport festivals along with their already successful Monument Avenue 10km. road race. TheAthletesLawyer has registered for that flat, scenic event, which expects 30,000 participants, because while Doug Landau usually avoids “the maddening crowd,” this will be the 2008 U.S.National 10k road championship race, with the best runners from all over the country.

Road Runners Club of America
www.rrca.org Representing over 700 road running clubs in the USA. A good resource to find a running club when you are traveling, as Doug Landau, the TriathlonTrialLawyer agrees that it’s more fun to run with a local group, than on your own. And some clubs serve snacks, socialize afterwards, and have route maps for out-of-towners.

Runner’s Gazette Calendar www.runnersgazette.com A monthly running newspaper that covers the mid-Atlantic region. In-depth race coverage, feature pieces, thought-provoking fiction, poetry, etc. Not fancy according to TheAthletesLawyer Doug Landau, but coverage of results from some of our local Virginia races and listing of multisport events.

Running in the USA www.runningintheusa.com Running schedule, pictures, related links, race results, news items and contacts. Running in the USA is dedicated to helping you find web sites for results, races and clubs.

Running Journal, Regional Event Calendar www.running.net/calendar/index.html , According to TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau, this magazine claims to be “THE ONLY CALENDAR YOU NEED TO RUN THE SOUTH … Running Journal Generic Road Race Entry Forms, articles, and unique coverage of the SouthEastern United States running scene.

Running Network
www.runningnetwork.com News, calendar, results, running links, and shoe review.

Set-Up, Inc. is now Set Up Events
www.setupevents.com/?fuseaction=events&series=vts This is the home of the Virginia Triathlon Series (as well as NC, SC, etc.) . The TriathlonTrialLawyer says, “This group is great. Unique venues, close by races. A variety of distances. Useful prizes. Set Up has got their act together.” TheAthletesLawyer and his friends, training partners and even clients have enjoyed many races in and out of their series. Look for this group to grow even more in 2008.

Shenandoah Valley Runners www.svrunners.org The Shenandoah Valley Runners club (SVR) is a hardy group of over 250 devoted runners living in and around the northern Shenandoah Valley. TheAthletesLawyer has taken part in their fun events. They’re “off beat,” inexpensive an in interesting locations notes TriathlonTrialLawyer Landau, who tries cases in and around Winchester, Berryville and Harrisonburg.

SignMeUpSports www.signmeup.com This is where you have to go for many races to register, according to TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau. However, TheAthletesLawyer notes that it may not be worth the discount to join unless you do more than a dozen races a year.

CFT/Sommer Sports Events www.sommersports.com
Official home of Sommer Sports, Inc. and Sommer Sports events: TriAmerica Series, TriKidz, Central Florida Triathlon. TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau has competed in some of their races, in some very cool venues, including Surrey, Virginia and the World Triathlon Championship qualifier in Clermont, Florida. TheAthletesLawyer recommends you check their site out if going to central Florida. When Abrams Landau cases require Landau’s travel to Florida, he checks out the Florida sites and usually finds a race (or two). In 2007, the TriathlonTrialLawyer successfully raced in 3 multisport events in February and March, getting an early jump on his pre-season fitness.

TriCATs provides benefits to its members such as access to a network of local experts, training partners, and sponsors. www.tricats.org TriCats has a newsletter, puts on lectures by local experts and has social events as well.

TriRATS – Reston Area Triathletes www.trirats.net

USA Track and Field www.usatf.org The national governing body for track & field, long distance runnning, and race walking in the United States. TheAthletesLawyer belongs, as Doug Landau competes in several track meets each year in order to see how much speed he is losing to “Old Man Time.”

USA Triathlon
www.usatriathlon.org The official governing body of triathlon in the US. Rankings, schedule, merchandise, travel information. “Not just for the pros” they say, but TheTriathletesLawyer has found their staff not to be the most helpful kids on the block. The TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau is able to keep his enthusiasm for their “Travel Desk” and help for age-groupers under strict control…

Washington Area Bicyclist Association
www.waba.org The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) promotes bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocates for better bicycling, etc. TriathlonTrialLawyer Doug Landau and staff members have participated in the WABA’s “Bike To Work Day,” which is a free event, with great shwag, food and programming in multiple locations in the D.C. Metropolitan area. Check it out !

Washington Running Report www.runwashington.com This Magazine and web site is excellent at covering running and racing events, training, and resources in Washington and surrounding cities. according to TheAthletesLawyer. Site includes event calendar, results, news and excellent pictures. The TriathlonTrialLawyer notes that it does not cover much in the way of multisport events, but it does have sections for Baltimore and Southern Virginia.

 

Triathlon, Running, Swimming, Bicycling & other Sports Magazines

Periodicals

 

 

 

Tri DC (Serving the Mid-Atlantic Multisport Community) www.tri-dc.com

Swimmers Ear (Newsletter of the United States Masters Swimming, Potomac Valley Region) www.pvmasters.org

RacePacket (Magazine and the Washington/Baltimore metro area’s electronic guide to running and racing.) www.racepacket.com/main.html

MetroSports (magazine found in many major cities, including DC, NY, New England) www.metrosportsdc.com

BlueRidge Outdoors (This magazine is regarded by some as the definitive guide to outdoor sports and adventure travel in the Southeast. (VA,MD,WV,NC,TN,SC,GA,DC) www.blueridgeoutdoors.com

Washington Running Report www.runwashington.com

Triathlete (Magazine) www.triathletemag.com

What Masters Swimmers Can Learn From Sports Science and Engineering

Why do some fish swim faster than would predicted from models ?

Does the depth of the water affect its density ?

How hard is it to swim in an “Endless Pool ?”

Can a short swimmer ever swim as fast as a tall swimmer ?

“Swim Power” vs. “Fish-like Swimming” is there a case for either or both ?
In future posts, we will examine these important questions for Masters Swimmers.
While this does not involve injured athletes lawsuits or disabled triathletes settlements, evidence tends to suggest that there is a lot of curiosity in the multi-sport and swimming community on these topics. TriathlonInjuryLawyer_Tom_Donley.JPG If you are aware of any good articles or treatises covering swimming technique, efficiency, theory and experimentation, please let us know at The Athletes Lawyer. We are compiling information so that we can continue to help and inform triathletes, swimmers, and other athletes.

[Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau (the short swimmer) shown with Tom Donley (the tall one), who was NOT one of the infamous “Speedo 6.” However, Tom was an ll American Swimmer and former Swim Coach at The Hotchkiss School. Donley, a fearsome triathlete and water polo player, is now Head of the Middle School at Sidwell Friends in Washington, D.C. Landau predicts that in a few years, he will be as successful on the D.C. area swimming and triathlon circuit as he was in New England , where he was often first out of the water, without a wetsuit !]

Neurotransmitter lists Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau as a winner at the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) Annual Spring Biathlon

The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation (“CBTF”) puts out a wonderful and inspiring publication, called the Neurotransmitter. It has articles about breakthroughs in childhood cancer treatment and research. The CBTF publication also has actual case studies and success stories. Grants funded by the CBTF and Conference Sponsorships as well as fund raising events are also highlighted. One of the fundraising events that Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau has participated in for the last 10 years is the CBTF AnnualDan Fiduccia Spring Biathlon, which is presented to create awareness during “Brain Tumor Action Week.”

CBTF_Awards.jpeg[CAPTION: Doug Landau shown giving a hug to Coach Montrie of the Madeira and Sea Devils Teams, who, along with Triathlete Gib Smith (in the red shirt), are the Race Directors of the CBTF Spring Biathlon at the picturesque Madeira School in McLean, VA]

With his work experience a Columbia Presbyterian Neurological Institute and exposure to pediatric neurosurgery, the CBTF event is a particular favorite of Doug Landau and his family. In 2007, he once again participated in the individual category (winning the 40-49 age group, and finishing in the top 10 overall). The Fall 2007 Neurotransmitter pointed out that the race course has its own “heartbreak hill” with members of the Capitol Seadevils Swim Team posted so that no competitors get lost in the woods ! (at pp.1,6)

Doug Landau has previously competed as a “solo” and then as a team with his eldest daughter ! He accomplished this crazy feat by

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Mediation in a bike crash case, how Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau recovered for lost Sabattical wages

What happens after a lawsuit is filed and after discovery is completed ? In many jurisdictions, the Courts want the injured cyclist and the Defendant drivers to settle their personal injury cases before trial. In an effort to promote fair, timely resolution of brain injury and head trauma bike crash cases, the Courts will refer injured cyclists’ cases to “Alternate Dispute Resolution.” This can take the form of: Arbitration, Mediation or Early Neutral Evaluation.

The injured Virginia bicycle tourist’s bike crash case was referred to Mediation in North Carolina. The trial team at Abrams Landau, Ltd. treats mediation of bike crash, head concussion injury and brain trauma cases like trial, preparing exhibits, evidence and testimony in order to get the best result for their injured cyclist clients. The “Special Damages” in the case were:

Wage loss:: $32,385.09

Medical bills: $25,601.11

Doug Landau flew to North Carolina with his client and presented the case at Mediation. The Athletes Lawyer explained that his client had to work 7 years in order to earn the Sabbatical. The injured cyclist’s lawyer Dog Landau further told the Court that this bicycle tour was the culmination of a life dream for the bicycle riding professor.

The Triathlon Trial Lawyer pointed out that to his client (and many others) the time spent AWAY from work may be more precious that the time spent at work. While this Abrams Landau client had made excellent progress from his closed head injury, brain trauma and herniated cervical disc, he still had residual pain, for which compensation was also sought. The Court agreed with the plaintiff’s lawyers arguments, and Landau got $150,000 for the disabled cyclist. This result was all the more remarkable as the Defendant truck driver only had $25,000 in car insurance coverage. The Athletes Lawyer noted that the Abrams Landau trial team’s preparation and hard work enabled the injured cyclist to get full compensation for his injuries AND wage loss.

Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau Successfully Mediates Bike Crash Case in North Carolina, part 4

Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau successfully mediated this college professor’s bike crash case in North Carolina. In prior posts, the facts of this bicycle accident and the cyclist’s injuries were described. Bicycle crash victims and other plaintiffs in negligence cases find that mediation can result in a fair result without the time and money expenditures caused by trial.

Herndon, Virginia Trial lawyer Doug Landau knew he had a strong case of liability (negligence) against the truck driver who hit his bicyclist client. The cyclist’s injuries were serious, and a lawsuit for the negligence of the driver was filed by Abrams Landau, Ltd., with local counsel, in Robeson County, North Carolina.

When the Insurance Company refused to pay for all of the injured athlete’s damages, Doug Landau filed the case in the local State Court. The Triathlon Trial Lawyer presented all of the evidence of the injured cyclist’s losses, in an effort to reach a fair compromise settlement. However, the Insurance Company refused to consider the injured cyclist’s loss of earnings. Because the bicycle tourist was “on sabbatical,” the Insurance Company for the negligent driver maintained that there was no “wage loss.” Defense Counsel for the trucker who hit the Triathlon Trial Lawyer’s client argued that since the Professor was not “at work,” there could be no wage loss for the disabled cyclist.

The Athlete’s Lawyer assembled the proof, exhibits and testimony necessary to defeat these defenses on behalf of the disabled biker. The professors who worked with the injured bike rider were prepared to testify that Mr. Landau’s client was previously: motivated, very active (he actually participated in the sports he was teaching) and physically fit (he would ride his bike to and from work, a round trip of over 50 miles !).

Since the accident, he has: gained weight, become depressed, and curtailed his activities. The injured bicycle rider also worked the night desk at a Loudoun County athletic club near his home, prior to the accident. After the crash, the injured Phys.Ed teacher was unable to return to that position, or join in the sports and social events that he was accustomed to participating in prior to the crash. This disabled biker had continuing symptomology as the result of this accident. Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau learned from the treating doctor that his injured client will need for future medical care as the result of his closed head injury. Cyclist brain injury cases present difficult issues, even when the bike rider is wearing an appropriate helmet and riding with reasonable care.

Doug Landau wins a CT 5-mile road race on his birthday!

The Fourth of July started off with a bang for some Northwest Corner residents — the bang of a starter’s gun at the annual Run-Around-the-Lake. Well, actually there wasn’t a gun. That would have been too noisy for what has to be one of the quietest races in the world.

What started some 20 years ago as an activity of the Salisbury Winter Sports Association has evolved into a contest that is quintessentially New England: No one talks about it, there is no publicity and the organizers secretly hope that no one will show up. Continue reading

Damages in Bicycle tourist North Carolina Bike Crash Case

III. Damages

The cyclist sustained multiple injuries. The bike-riding professor also had a loss of consciousness when struck by the defendant who was traveling 45 m.p.h. or more. This crash caused the following problems for the injured bicycle rider:
a. Post-concussive syndrome and closed head injury;
b. Posterior neck pain and a central herniated cervical disc at C6-7;
c. Permanent partial disability rating to the dominant upper extremity;
d. Multiple abrasions, contusions and permanent scarring;
e. Arthritic changes and weight gain;
f. Depression;

This Abrams Landau client was a physical education teacher at a local Community College. The Triathlon Trial Lawyer knew the client from his second job at a Loudoun County Health Club. The injured cyclist had been with the school since 1974 ! At the time of the bicycle crash, he was earning an annual salary of $45,000.

The Community College’s documentation indicates their professor lost $4,457.33/month for the 7 month period the cross country cyclist was disabled. After his orthopedic treatment ended, the injured athlete and bicycle tourist had episodes of memory loss and loss of balance. However, the Insurance Company for the guilty driver would not accept full responsibility for the all of the injured bicyclist’s injuries.

Find out in tomorrow’s post how The Injured Athletes lawyer and the trial team at Abrams Landau, Ltd. got their disabled cyclist client full compensationÂ…

Triathlon Trial Lawyer's North Carolina Bike Crash Case, continued

Before a Court will allow a jury to decide on the amount of damages to award an injured bike crash victim, there must be evidence of “liability.” Liability is often called “fault” or “negligence.” Once there is proof of “fault” by the Defendant Driver, then the injured cyclist’s trial lawyer is allowed to present the damages sustained. Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau reminds clients that no matter how serious their injuries, head trauma or brain injury, absent objective proof of the Defendant’s fault, the jury may never hear about what has been taken from them by the other driver’s negligence.

Liability

The Defendant acknowledged traveling too fast for the road conditions that day prior to the bike crash. The negligent driver was issued a ticket for driving his pickup truck “at a speed that was greater than was reasonable and prudent under the conditions.” [N. C. Uniform Citation]

The Athletes Lawyer’s research revealed that the Defendant driver plead guilty to “excessive speed” immediately prior to the bike crash. This driver, who acknowledged striking the innocent cyclist, did not seek an appeal of his Traffic Court conviction. The injured bicycle tourist was traveling at slow speed in the moments before the crash.

The Plaintiff was not riding in a peloton when he was injured, as the tour riders were spread out. This fit, middle-aged Professor was on the right side of the roadway at the moment of impact between his touring road bike and the truck. The vulnerable cycle tourist had nowhere to go because of the bridge guardrails when the Defendant’s truck struck him without any warning.

Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau Successfully Mediates Bike Crash Case in North Carolina, part 1

I. Facts of the North Carolina Bicycle Tour Bike Crash

Abrams Landau client, a professor at a local community college in Virginia, was on the 13th day of a bicycle tour from Maine to Florida. This was his “dream vacation.” This ultra-fit middle-aged cyclist had worked for many years in order to earn the Sabbatical Time to ride the length of the East Coast. Then Doug Landau’s client was involved in a bike crash that brought his dram trip to an abrupt, and painful end.

Traveling North on U.S. 301, the bicycle tourist was struck by the Defendant’s truck and “thrown 107 feet coming to rest in the roadway” according to the Police Report. The Defendant’s Ford pickup truck sustained significant damage skidding and slamming into the bridge guardrail after the crash with the biker. The impact with the innocent bicycle tourist occurred as the Defendant’s car tried to go around the bike between two bridges. The professor never had a chance before the bike crash with the pickup truck.

Read more about this bike crash and injured cyclist in tomorrow’s post…