Friday, July 23, 2010
Charleston Cycling Advocate Dies from Injuries
According to the Charleston Post and Courier:
Edwin Gardner, a bicycling advocate who was hurt in a wreck this week, has died, according to the Charleston County coroner’s office.
Gardner died at 11:20 a.m. at Medical University Hospital from injuries sustained when his bicycle collided with a Jeep Cherokee Wednesday morning, Charleston County Deputy Coroner Dottie Lindsay said.
The original report of the accident is here.
Cedar Posts: I didn't personally know Edwin Gardner, though we traded emails and posted comments in a point counter point fashion regarding cycling in Charleston many times over the last couple of years.
I would often see Edwin gliding along with traffic while on my way to work at the Charleston City Marina. I was always amazed at how effortlessly he made cycling seem.
Ed is one of many people who I'd guess would have been a good friend to have. I'm surprised at his death, as the last I heard was he was improving and the outlook for recovery was good but guarded.
He will be missed by the many who knew him and those who didn't will have missed a chance at knowing someone special.
The story by The Post and Courier regarding his death is here.