Seven Bicyclists Have Been Killed on Wisconsin Roads—Since July 1st

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Posted on 15th August 2011 by Gordon Johnson in Uncategorized

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On Friday, another bicyclist has been fatally injured in the city of Fond du Lac. This crash involved a 62 year old man who was attempting to cross Johnson Street near the Forest Mall when he collided with a motor vehicle. The crash report has not yet been released.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/lifestyle/127740298.html?page=2#comments

Bicyclists are again reminded to always drive with the traffic flow, follow all rules of the road, and please, to prevent traumatic brain injuries, wear a helmet every time you ride.


Attorney Gordon Johnson
Chair Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, American Association of Justice
g@gordonjohnson.com :: 800-992-9447 :: Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.

Green Bay, Wisconsin Woman, 56, Killed on Tandem Bicycle

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Posted on 13th August 2011 by Gordon Johnson in Uncategorized

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http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20110804/GPG0101/110804051/

It was late Monday morning on August 1st, daylight with cloud cover on a straight, rural county highway. A husband, 59, and his wife, 56, were out riding their tandem bicycle. They were wearing bright colors and helmets. They had over 20 years of ‘tandem’ experience. They were part of a group ride when they were struck from behind. Both riders were thrown from the bicycle and landed just five feet from each other in the ditch. The male, who was the front passenger, received serious injuries, was air-lifted to a local trauma center and survived. The female, who was the rear passenger, suffered severe traumatic injuries, did not survive. The driver of the sports car said he was traveling 55 MPH and did not see the bicycle. The officer observation of the driver found no impairment, but the driver was taken for a blood test as standard operating procedure when a fatality is involved. http://www.co.outagamie.wi.us/sheriff/Accident%20Reports/2011/August/11-016700.pdf Perhaps what saved the husband was that he was wearing a helmet. The police investigation is ongoing.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/postcrescent/obituary.aspx?n=kris-hanson&pid=152848631

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of both the widower and the driver of the car.


Attorney Gordon Johnson
Chair Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, American Association of Justice
g@gordonjohnson.com :: 800-992-9447 :: Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.