Thursday, August 07, 2008

EJ

(by scott t)

My friend EJ was hit by a car last night on a group ride in Colorado Springs, CO. He died.

A 64 year old woman was driving away from a grocery store at high speeds after allegedly stealing some stuff. She turned directly into EJ and one of his co-workers. She hit them head on and killed them instantly. They were on a group ride with several other people who all witnessed the entire event.

EJ was one of the most-fun-to-ride-with cyclists I have ever known and he will be missed severely.

7 comments:

Cellarrat said...

crappola!

That blows!

Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop said...

Yeah. Everything changes all the time. This is hard to take.

Scott said...

Wow, that is terrible! Is this the guy we had Chipotle with? How very sad....

Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop said...

No, it is his best friend in the world. There is a ceremony for him tonight that I am attending.

jimmyjam said...

So sorry, Scott.

Michael said...

very sorry for your loss. senseless.

Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop said...

I attended a vigil last night at the scene of the accident. People shared their memories and hugged one another. About 100 cyclists showed up to honor the 2 fallen cyclists. It was moving.