Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bicycle Safety Fair Motivated After Fatal Injury Of Long Time Biker

September 16, 2009 (by Horatio Algren) According to reports an area bicycle safety fair that is planned to be held will focus on bicycle safety following the death of long time area biker.

The safety fair will be held at St. Timothy’s and will focus on bicycle rider safety following the death of organizer Dave Wilde’s father-in-Law, retired Stanford University Law Professor John Barton. The law professor was fatally injured while writing his bicycle in Los Altos on July 14th, injuring his head in two places.

Barton was an avid bike rider and was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, which took his life on August 3rd. The head injuries were severe enough to have broken the 72 year old man’s eye socket, leading doctors to believe he might have been a victim of a hit and run accident.

Police investigating the accident have found no evidence of a vehicle being involved in Barton’s fatal injuries according to reports. The Stanford University law professor and local resident was the father of five children including his son John who is a Palo Alto City Council member.

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