Join Date: May 2005
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Bikes: Scapin (2), Mondonico, Eddy Merckx, Pinarello
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Lauderdale Cyclist killed 10/9
A Fort Lauderdale Cyclist died last weekend and a few of us are looking for the circumstances. All that appeared in the local paper (Sun Sentinel) was that the individual was heading down the Las Olas bridge (a drawbridge with a short incline) and "went over the handlebars". He wasn't wearing a helmet and hit the curb. Blunt trauma to the head and chest killed him.
No, I am not a lawyer!!!!! I am curious though to know if some type of failure caused the accident. A fork snap on a decline (it's easy to hit 30mph on the decline from that bridge) could be pretty hairy.
Any details would be appreciated. At the very least, this should provide additional reinforcemt for those reading to make sure to wear a helmet.