White House Staffer Killed in Bicycle Accident During Charity Ride in Maryland

By Peter DePaolis

A bicycling accident in Maryland claimed the life of a victim White House staff member last month.

A 34-year-old White House senior technology advisor was participating in a charity ride when he lost control on a curve and crossed into the path of a Honda Pilot, White House officials said

“I am heartbroken at the tragic loss,” President Barack Obama said in a statement.

Brewer served as senior advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He leaves behind a wife and daughter, and another child is on the way. No one in the Pilot was injured, police said. Brewer was taking part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer event when he was killed.

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About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.