Monday, August 30, 2010

St. Pete Councilwoman Leslie Curran Suffers Head Injury In Morning Bicycle Crash

I had no idea that St. Petersburg City Councilwoman Leslie Curran was a cyclist. Unfortunately, I found out today she liked to ride a bicycle when I read two stories about a nasty bike crash she suffered this morning in the St. Pete neighborhood of Lakewood Estates.

She was placed in a chemically-induced coma suffering from a head injury believed to be a concussion. She was wearing a helmet. Leslie was drafting her friend who was ahead of her.

Police are trying to determine if a third bicyclist who joined them during the ride played any part in the crash. The third cyclist also fell when he struck Leslie who had already crashed. Police are trying to find the third cyclist to discuss the bike crash. The third cyclist suffered road rash and biked away with paramedics not getting his name.

The St. Pete Times story says Leslie was riding with her friend on an early-morning 18-mile ride when a third cyclist joined.

And here's the Tampa Trib story.

Her bike crash came a few days after St. Pete Police cracked down on bicyclists for not stopping at stop signs in response to Mayor Bill Foster's orders.

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