White House Staffer Dies In Cycling Crash
Saturday, September 19, 2015, Jake Brewer woke up to participate in the 160 mile “Ride to Conquer Cancer.” He chose to participate in the race to fundraise on behalf of a close friend who is a cancer patient. Hours into the race, the 34-year-old husband and father tragically lost control of his bike on a sharp curve. His bike then crossed the double yellow line and collided with an oncoming car.
Over the last decade, there has been a steady rise in adult bike riding. As the amount of bikers has risen, so has the number of injuries. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found that bike injuries increased by 28% and hospitalizations from bike injuries increased by 120% between 1998 and 2013.
Keep yourself and your loved ones safe by following these bike safety tips:
- Always, always wear a helmet!
- Obey all traffic laws and act like any other vehicle on the road
- Never ride against traffic
- Never ride with headphones or while talking on the phone
- Use hand signals to indicate what direction you are headed
- If cycling at night, use reflective clothing and lights
- Stay Alert!
- Keep your bike in good repair
Tragedy can strike even when one follows all of these precautions. The attorneys at Glenn, Mills, Fisher & Mahoney have handled many cases involving bike crashes. Contact us for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured in a bike crash.
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