Friday, September 4, 2015

Ghost Bike Memorial to Andrew Gooden

FABB placed a ghost bike near where Andrew Gooden was killed by a motorist on Monday, August 31, 2015. Andrew was a lifeguard who was riding home after work. He leaves a wife and two children. His pregnant wife is expecting another child in October.

A gofundme site is accepting donations "to raise money for his Wife and Children back in Jamaica so that they may have the opportunity to live the lives Andrew worked so hard for them to have. Any donations will be greatly appreciated and given to Andrew's wife to help pay for funeral costs, and care of his soon to be 3 children." $5,756 has been raised so far.

Sunrise Valley Drive at this location is very wide, probably much too wide for the amount of traffic it carries. I think the speed limit of 40 mph is to high for this area where many people live in multi-family units nearby. Fairfax County is considering options for making cycling safer along this stretch of Sunrise Valley Dr. Unfortunately it will be too late for Andrew.

The crash is still under investigation. We will post any new information as it is released.

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Per the Fairfax County Police Detectives are still actively working this case and there are no further details. We'd like to know more about the driver since rear-end collisions are rare when drivers are paying attention.

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