From a recent post on the NBW email list:
I just heard from a co-worker that Patrick Condon of Seekonk, age 56, was killed last Friday in a bicycle accident. I did know him and have no other details. Does anyone have any further information?
Does anyone have details on this accident?
UPDATE: The following was posted on the NEMBA list:
Patrick Condon, a good friend and new rider, fell about 8 days ago on a ride. Initially Pat was diagnosed with a broken wrist and spent the next few days a home. On the fifth day, Pat had a stroke while preparing to go to work. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital and doctors in the emergency room believed the fall had caused a clot to form causing the stroke. It was later found that Pat had damaged his carotid artery (in his neck) and this caused the stroke. He quickly had brain swelling and an emergency craniotomy was performed to relieve the swelling. Sadly, Pat passed away on Friday.
From this description, it sounds like a solitary accident, rather than anything involving another cylists, motorist, or pedestrian. This certainly serves as a reminder to those of us on bikes that it’s crucial to seek medical attention after any sort of bicycle accident. While it sounds like Patrick did everything right in this case, I know there are many people who just shake off an accident.
Our thoughts go out to this cyclist’s family and friends.