Every Bicyclist Counts : Grover Everett

Summary

Source: State Journal Register

Grover Everett

Age 71    Auburn, IL    November 15 2012

Share the Road

A 71-year-old Taylorville man died Thursday morning after the bicycle he was riding on Illinois 104 west of Auburn was struck from behind by a car. The name of the bicyclist was not immediately released. Illinois State Police reported the bicyclist was traveling west on the shoulder of Illinois 104, about 0.2 miles east of Hunley Road, at 8:42 a.m. when he was struck by a car driven by Willem D. Cohen, 22, of Pawnee. Police said the car “drifted onto the westbound shoulder.” The bicyclist, who landed on the hood of the car, was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, where he died. The investigation into the crash continues, and charges are pending, police said.

Crash time: between 6 a.m. and 8:59 a.m.

Closest Intersection: Hunley Rd

Land use: Rural

Road type: Rural Arterial

Where on the road the collision happened: Shoulder

Collision type: Rear-end

Driver Data

Vehicle type: Automobile

If truck: Unknown

At crash time driver was: Operating the Vehicle in Careless or Inattentive Manner

Sources

Source: News Report
Type: Newspaper
Pos/Neg: Neutral
Link if Website: http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x871170363/Taylorville-bicyclist-71-killed-in-crash-near-Auburn

Legal Status

There is no information on legal status at this point.


From: Chuck Oestreich <chuckace2@gmail.com>
Subject: Grover Everett
To: “Oestreich, Chuck” <chuckace2@gmail.com>
Date: Friday, November 16, 2012, 1:51 PM

Oh, what tragic news.

One of GITAPs best friends, loyal rider, and all around consummate bicyclist, has been killed in a bicycle-car encounter. Grover Everett
had done every GITAP except for the first one. He was a fixture with his soft spoken wit and always thoughtful comments. He was out on the road as early as the sun, always going for the highest mileage – he led LIB’s mileage tracker for a number of years – and coming back with cogent observations about the routes and his experiences on them.

Cool, calm, reflective – at the top of his class both in bicycling and in human qualities, Grover was a mainstay and epitome of our GITAP
riders.

Our hearts are aching.

Chuck