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Bicyclist Killed by Commercial Truck in Minocqua

Bike sharing has been spreading across the United States in the past several years. Milwaukee joined this trend when Bublr Bikes debuted in August 2014. Bike sharing allows people to rent a bicycle from a kiosk for thirty minutes of riding at a low fee. These programs are extremely popular, especially in bigger cities, where parking a car can be very difficult and expensive.

Always be watchful of bicylists. 

However, cycling accidents are still an issue. 55 year-old Robin Kuzel, known for his biking in Minocqua, Wisconsin, was struck by a commercial truck and killed early Thursday, October 23. Officials pronounced Kuzel dead at the scene and arrested the driver of the commercial truck, Adam Lynch, 28.

Kuzel could not afford a car so he became an avid bicyclist, which built his reputation in the surrounding community. His death was the fourth fatal bicycle accident in 2014. In 2013, there were nine fatal crashes at this time of the year. 

Charges against Lynch are pending, but are predicted to be homicide by negligent operation of vehicle, reckless driving causing great bodily harm and inattentive driving.  The accident remains under investigation.

Although the number of cycling accidents is dropping, it is still important to be watchful while traveling. Drivers need to remain fully attentive while driving and cyclists need to follow the rules of the road. The “Your Guide to Bicycle Safety” brochure gives tips to what cyclists should do while riding. Sign up to receive a free brochure here. If you or a loved one has been injured from a bicycle accident, contact a Hupy and Abraham attorney today.