Tragic De@th After Accident During Northeast Kingdom Gravel Bike Race In Massachusetts
Following an incident during a gravel bike race in the Northeast Kingdom, a Massachusetts cyclist di*d. The Vermont State Police said that a cyclist from Massachusetts, age 54, passed away following a collision with a pickup vehicle early on Saturday morning in Caledonia County.
According to a news release from Vermont State Police on Saturday night, authorities are looking into the collision that happened at around 9:20 a.m. in Burke, close to the intersection of Brook Road and Carter Road.
At the time of the de@dly collision, Richard Wanstall of Marblehead, Massachusetts, was taking part in a cycling race. He had been driving south on Brook Road when he accidentally joined the northbound side of the street, according to a preliminary inquiry.
According to the press announcement, Wanstall then struck a 2007 Dodge vehicle that was traveling north on the highway. Wanstall had been taking part in the Rasputitsa gravel bike race, a yearly competition in the Northeast Kingdom that attracts competitors from all over the world, according to Seven Days.
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A post-Saturday on the Rasputitsa Dirt’s Facebook page read:
“We are deeply saddened by the news that one of our community members di*d today, after colliding with a vehicle while on course.”
Wanstall was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance, where he was later declared dece@sed. According to a recent release, the truck driver, identified as 27-year-old Alex Goss from East Haven, emerged unscathed from the @ccident.
The truck, as per the same report, only suffered minor damage. According to a press release by the police, initial investigations suggest that neither speed nor impairment played a role in the @ccident. The investigation is still ongoing.
You may have a look at the tweet linked below:
Massachusetts cyclist dead after accident during Northeast Kingdom gravel bike race – VTDigger https://t.co/T50MBp5CZq
— Johnny Driscoll (@johnnydriscoll) May 2, 2023
And you are right, there are still shit drivers. The difference is the cyclist is the one who usually ends up dead and i dont like seeing dead cyclists while I drive to work.
— cog (@casmahall) May 2, 2023
In August of last year, the cycling community was saddened by the loss of Suleiman ‘Sule’ Kangangi, a Kenyan cyclist who passed aw@y during the Vermont Overland race. The incident occurred as Kangangi was descending Long Hill Road in South Woodstock.
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