This happened a short while ago, back around 17-Mar, but wanted to get it out there. Adam Little of Charlotte NC, good all around guy, decent racer, father, and husband. Gone, due to the inattention and stupidity of another driver out there.
March 17, 2010. Bicycle racer Adam Little, 34, of Mount Pleasant, was killed by a hit-and-run driver while commuting. The accident happened on NC HWY 49 N in Concord at 7:30 am, it was daylight, clear and dry. The driver has been caught and is now charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, child restraint violation and failure to notify NCDMV of an address change. The report narrative from Officer HUBBARD of Concord police department, states: THE DRIVER OF VEHICLE 1 SIDE-SWIPED VEHICLE 2, WHEN A VEHICLE IN FRONT OF VEHICLE1 MOVED OVER TO PASS VEHICLE 2. The contributing circumstances for the driver are documented as “Failure to Reduce Speed” and “Inattention”.
Adam is survived by his wife and two children. Adam’s family and friends have my most sincere condolences.
The above is from Charlotte Velo’s website.
Just another note folks, be careful out there. Ride defensively 24/7. I personally didn’t know Adam very well. I knew of him, but I know a lot of his friends, and can say, that he will be missed. I raced against him for a number of years. Over the last couple of years in the Southeast, we’ve had 3 deaths within our fairly small group of racing cyclists. I hope I don’t see another one.by