Monday, August 10, 2015

RIP Matthew Hunt, Passionate Bicyclist

I didn't personally meet Matthew Hunt, a passionate Las Vegas bicyclist who was struck by a motorist while biking and leading a tour on the Strip a week ago on Aug. 3. It happened about 8 a.m. near Treasure Island hotel, typically a quiet time on the Strip.

The 37-year-old man died six days later on Sunday from injuries sustained from being hit from behind by a Ford Mustang driven by a 23-year-old woman. Matthew had suffered a head injury.

His death weighs heavy on the minds of local bicyclists who knew Matthew, who worked at McGhie's bike shop at one time and leaves a wife and two young children.

Matthew's wife and family made the decision to donate Matthew's organs so that others may live on and Matthew's legacy will endure.

Matthew's Gofundme link is here.

Tragically, Matt is at least the eighth bicyclist to be killed by a motorist in the Las Vegas Metro Police juirisdiction in 2015 -- a stunningly high number.


Justine Valinotti said...

Eight cyclists? That's a lot for a city of Vegas' population.

My condolences to Matthew Hunt's family and friends.

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