Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC
The avid bicyclist was out riding with friends in the Akron Bicycle Club. It was early evening and the group was about 25 miles north of the city, near Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The 33-year-old was in a group of five riders pedaling east on scenic Snowville Road, going up a steep grade.
That’s when a pick-up truck going west turned into the group. The 33-year-old was killed and the other four injured — including one listed later in critical condition — when the collision happened in Brecksville, north of Akron.
According to the Akron Bicycle Club, the young husband was also the father of a 10-month-old baby girl.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash, trying to determine the speed of the truck, possible sun glare (it was going down a steep hill around sunset), driver attention and other factors, the city prosecutor said at a press conference. He noted that the pick-up driver had stopped at the scene of the collisions and was “very remorseful and very cooperative.”
This is the kind of tragedy that reverberates through lifetimes. Without doubt, it is one of the most difficult experiences a family can go through. In similar situations, there is more than grief and other deep emotions to try to cope with; painful financial considerations also present themselves.
An experienced, compassionate attorney can help a grieving family deal with financial problems created by the tragedy. At the law firm of Kisling, Nestico & Redick, we represent families throughout Ohio, helping them to get justice and compensation for the damages they have suffered. Please see Protecting The Rights of Bicyclists for more information about how we can help you.