NBC Washington reported recently that a retired Navy SEAL and Gulf War veteran was killed while he was riding his bike along Massachusetts Avenue in Bethesda on August 28.
According to the news outlet, the 64-year-old victim was riding on Massachusetts Avenue near Osceola Road at around 6:15 a.m., when a Chevrolet Malibu struck him. The man died at the scene of the accident.
The crash remains under investigation. The driver of the Malibu, a 22-year-old Maryland man, has not been charged, according to NBC Washington. The Montgomery County Police is asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact it directly.
The victim leaves behind five daughters. The man was allegedly on his way to meet his oldest daughter for coffee when the accident occurred. He was a United States Naval Academy graduate and Navy SEAL commodore, according to NBC Washington.
We have been blogging about bicycle safety in the D.C. area throughout the summer. Keep in mind, even the most experienced and safest bicyclists can be harmed by the negligent actions of drivers on the road.
If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident or your loved one has been killed, it is important to know how civil laws apply to your situation. Talk to our lawyers. You can visit our social media sites by clicking on the icons on this page to read more about bicycle accident litigation.
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