Monday, August 18, 2008

Be Careful out there people

My very nice neighbor Miles got killed this weekend on his bike. It just breaks my heart for him and his family. And scares me off of my bike for awhile. He used to walk his dog everyday and I would always give a little wave.

He was hit by a truck while bicycling in Geauga County on Saturday. Miles was Life Flighted to Metro, but died from internal bleeding during surgery after three surgical teams worked on him for several hours. He was 58 years old.

The accident took place near a jog in the road on Rt. 44 near Music Street before the crest of a hill. Apparently a motorcyclist was passing on Miles’ right when a 2002 Dodge Durango struck him when he was attempting a left hand turn. Both the motorcyclist and the truck driver stopped when the accident happened, as did a good Samaritan who stayed on the scene until police arrived.

A link to the story in the News Herald:


Mike said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. I saw that on the news this morning. Thank you for the reminder, it's easy to get lost in our own world while riding. You gotta watch your back and expect the people in their air conditioned tanks don't see us out there.

tracie said...

this is so sad!

i believe the area where miles was killed is a pretty dangerous intersection as a friend of my family was killed there, however he was in a car.

miles' death is loss not only to the cycling community but to the greater community at large (JCU and CHTS).

please send my best wishes to his family monica!

Brian said...

I saw that on the news. That´s awful.

Just Josh Funk said...

That's terrible. It must have been such shocking news for you. Peace be with his family.

cyclonecross said...

I'm sorry to hear that your neighbor died after this tragic accident. I didn't know Miles, but from what I've read and heard about him, he was an exceptional man. My heart goes out to all of his friends and family.

triguyjt said...

damn sorry...

i read seems juanita tried all she could to help him....

very sad..


Ugh...I hate hearing that. Thanks for the contant reminders to be careful. My condolences to his family.

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