Bike Accident Victim, Shawn Blumenfeld, Collides with Dodge van Resulting in Death
Shawn Blumenfeld, a devoted cyclist, died Monday after being hit from behind while biking in Frederick County, Maryland. He was 51. Blumenfeld, known to many as Bega, was a bike courier, mechanic, racer and coach. He had consulted professional cyclists and competed in televised tours. His brother Lane said, “He really touched a lot of people, and I’ll miss him.” Blumenfeld’s death is a tragic reminder of the dangers cyclists face on the roads. Drivers must be more aware of cyclists and give them the space they need to safely share the road.
The driver of the van, a 26-year-old Pennsylvania man, remained at the crash scene and did not report any injuries. Blumenfeld was conscientious about bike safety, his brother said. He led “a life well-lived,” his brother said. The driver is pending charges after an investigation and consultation with county prosecutors. “Most of us in this world probably don’t necessarily follow our passion. We do what we need to do or what we have to do. He was able to live his passion and do what he loved to do,” Lane Blumenfeld said.
Take Action After Bicycle Crash in Maryland
A bicyclist who survives a collision with a car should consider themselves lucky because these crashes so often end in a cyclist’s death. As personal injury attorneys, the team at Zirkin & Schmerling Law has seen the devastating results of collisions between cars and bikes.
In some cases, the cyclist victims of these crashes never fully recover and regain full mobility. It takes months or years of expensive follow-up care, including plastic surgery, physical therapy, and psychological therapy for emotional damage.
It’s time to talk to a Maryland bicycle accident attorney who has experience with car accidents that involve bicyclist injuries. The team at Zirkin & Schmerling Law has decades of combined experience handling the aftermath of severe car and bicycle crashes. We’re here to help you secure the resources you need to move forward after your accident. Call us at 410-753-4611.