As a New York bike accident lawyer and avid cyclist, every time I read of a bicycle accident fatality, I quietly think, “There but for the grace of God go I.”
I particularly get this sad feeling when the bike accident occurs so close to home.
My heart goes out to the family of Charles E. McIntire, who died on April 29 after suffering critical injuries in a recent bike accident on the Walnut Street Bridge in Elmira, N.Y.
Mr. McIntire was a 1993 graduate of Southside High School in Elmira and a valued volunteer at the Pine City Food Bank, according to the obituary in the Star-Gazette newspaper.
Here is a news report on Mr. McIntire’s passing:
Bicyclist Hit on Walnut Street Bridge Passes from Injuries
Reported by Stacy Minchin
Elmira, N.Y. – The bicyclist hit by a car on the Walnut Street Bridge last month has died.
36 year old Charles McIntire of Southport died as a result of the injuries he sustained.
Police say he rode out in front of a car on the Walnut Street Bridge on April 12th.
Elmira police say the driver who hit the bicyclist is cooperating.
We are not releasing her name because no charges have been filed against her.
The Elmira Police Department continues to investigate the accident.