though not a bicycle accident, the sad and untimely death of Andrew McAfee, age 50, an emergency-room physician and epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is a reminder that all those who use 2-wheeled transportation are vulnerable to cars. Be careful out there folks!
News from: http://www.universalhub.com/2010/man-scooter-killed-crash-car-brighton
“This message was broadcast to all Brigham and Women’s Hospital employees this afternoon:
It is with the greatest of sadness that we inform you of the untimely death of Andrew T. McAfee, MD, MS, a beloved member of our physician community, who was killed this morning in a motor scooter accident.
An attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine since 1994 and Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Andy was a gifted clinician, teacher and scholar.
While Andy received many awards, his most cherished recognition was Outstanding Research Mentor, awarded by the residents in the Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency.
Beginning in 2004, Andy served as Executive Director of Epidemiology for i3 Drug Safety in Waltham, while continuing his clinical career in the Emergency Department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Most recently, he accepted an offer to rejoin Brigham and Women’s Hospital full-time as a member of the Department of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics. He was a gifted epidemiologist and held a Master of Science degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. His research focused on large scale evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of widely-prescribed pharmaceutical agents in adults and children.
Above all, Andy was a devoted husband to his wife, Jill Hahn, and their three children, Emma, Jordan and Elie, who were the center of his life and always foremost in his thoughts and decisions. Our hearts are heavy today in the wake of this inestimable loss and we join you in offering our support to each other and to Andy’s loved ones.”
and the BPD report: http://www.bpdnews.com/2010/08/27/fatal-motor-scooter-accident-in-the-area-of-2609-beacon-street/
“At about 10:00am, on Friday, August 27, 2010, officers from Area D-14 (Brighton) responded to a radio call for a motor vehicle accident, involving injuries, in the area of 2609 Beacon Street. On arrival, officers located and observed an accident involving a motor scooter and a motor vehicle The operator of the scooter, a 50 year-old male, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to St. Elizabeth’s hospital where he later succumbed to injuries and was pronounced. The cause of the accident is under investigation. No citations have been issued at this time.”