Michael Brett Lewis, 47, of Beaverton Oregon was killed in a bicycle accident on Saturday around 6:30pm reports The Columbian. According to the report, the bicycle accident occurred near the intersection of SW Tualaway Ave and SW TV Hwy.
Apparently Lewis was in the westbound lane when he was hit from behind. Witnesses said that Lewis was stopped in the middle of the lane and that an oncoming car did not see him until it was too late. The weather conditions — dark and raining heavily — may have prevented the motorist from seeing Lewis.
Lewis was not wearing a bicycle helmet when he was hit.
Every year there are approximately 900 bicycle accident fatalities. The Consumer Product Safety Commission states that wearing a bicycle helmet decreases the chance of a fatality by 85%.
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