Bicyclist Dr. Hall Hit From Behind in Statesville

Posted in Crash, Injury on July 8, 2012 by cltvelo

Saturday July 7, 2012.

Bicyclist Dr. Christopher Hall was hit by a motorist after cresting a hill on Nixon Rd. in Statesville.  Dr. Hall was flown to CMC and remains in intensive care.   The motorist stayed on the scene and was not charged.

I wish Dr. Hall a full and speedy recovery. Continue reading

Mickey Shaver, Get Well Soon

Posted in Crash, Injury on July 4, 2012 by cltvelo

July 4, 2012.

Mickey Shaver

Popular Charlotte cyclist Mickey Shaver crashed on a speed bump on Beverly Dr. off Providence Rd.  Mickey was taken to CMC with obvious injuries.  He is expected to be released later today. The speed bumps are near Christ Episcopal Church; Beverly Dr. is a busy traffic cut-through from Providence.to Queens.

Mickey is a friend of mine, I wish him a full and speedy recovery. Continue reading

Waxhaw Teen and Witness Struck by Separate Drivers

Posted in Crash, Injury, Pedestrian on July 1, 2012 by cltvelo

A 17-year-old cyclist was struck in Waxhaw on Cuthberson Road.  He was treated on the scene ans is expected to be OK.  A witness that stopped and gave a statement was also struck while returning to his car.  The second victim was airlifted to CMC and is expected to be OK.  Neither driver was charged for their actions.

I wish both the cyclist and the witness a full and speedy recovery.

Cuthberson Rd. becomes Kensignton Rd. at Providence Rd.  Charlotte-based cyclists returning from Waxhaw, know Kensington as the intersction on Waxhaw-Marvin Rd with the new traffic light in the middle of the climb. Continue reading

John Trexler

Posted in Crash on June 11, 2012 by cltvelo

June 9, 2012

 A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Covenant Presbyterian Church.  Please share condolences online at www.hankinswhittington.com.

photo courtesy of cannonballs-cycling.org

John Trexler, 61,  died from injuries sustained in a bicycle crash in Cabarrus County.  John crashed on the curve of the fast descent on Zion Church Rd during a Cannonballs team ride.  John was a popular cyclist and musician in the Charlotte community and will be greatly missed.

John’s family and friends, including mutual friends,  have my most sincere condolences.

From the Charlotte Observer: A group of Charlotte-area musicians is expected to meet and play in honor of Trexler from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 17 at RiRa Restaurant, where John played Celtic music every Sunday night for years. The restaurant is located at 208 N. Tryon St.

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Hit and Run on Central Ave, 1998 Ford

Posted in Crash, Hit and Run - Help Find the Driver, Injury on June 11, 2012 by cltvelo

May 29, 2012 12:17pm

Bicyclist Brian Rosado of Charlotte was stuck by a driver on Central Ave that fled the scene.   The police report narrative describes Rosado changing lanes to avoid another cyclist in the intersection and getting hit by a speeding car while returning to the right lane.

Although determination of fault is the responsibility of the insurers and courts, this particular report makes the determination.  “The driver of the hit and run vehicle should have seen the bicyclists in front of them in the roadway and exercised caution.”

The only description of the vehicle included in the report is: 1998 Ford. Continue reading

Matthew Avery Struck Crossing Billy Graham at West Blvd

Posted in Crash, Injury on June 10, 2012 by cltvelo

May 20, 2012

Bicyclist Matthew Avery of Charlotte was stuck by a motorist while crossing Billy Graham.  Avery received obvious injuries and was taken to CMC.  The driver, a 66-year-old Charlotte woman,  pulled a ‘left cross’.  According to the police reports, she claimed that “she had a green light and was making a left turn and did not see the bicyclist until the last minute.”  She stated that she “thought the bicyclist was turning right because he swerved to the right and then turned back straight.”   She also stated that she “was unable to stop in time and struck the bicyclist.”

Avery stated that he swerved to avoid the collision.  I wish Matthew a full and speedy recovery. Continue reading

Andrew Wright, Myers Park H.S. student killed on Sharon Lane

Posted in Crash on May 29, 2012 by cltvelo

May 29, 2012.  Bicyclist Andrew Wright, 14, a Myers Park High School student was struck and killed by a tractor trailer on Sharon Lane at the Arbor Way intersection.  The crash occurred just before 7am.  Wright was riding on the sidewalk and rode into traffic after a collision with a  trash can.  Andrew died at the scene from head injuries.  He was not wearing a helmet.   Andrew’s family, friends and classmates have my most sincere condolences in this terrible tragedy.

A ghost bike was installed at the site later that day. Continue reading

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