Death following the ATB



Rory Williams

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Dear all

Those of you who were following the ATB last week will have seen that there was an accident on the which resulted in a person being transported the the Alfred Hospital. It was one of those reported as a 'heat attack'.

I have now been made aware that it was someone I knew.

As I think has been reported earlier, A rider ahead struck an object on the road and fell off his bike. My friend was unable to avoid the fallen bike and fell himself. He suffered severe spinal damage to at least seven vertebrae which triggered a cardiac arrest.

Over the next five days he failed to regain consciousness. He died on Thursday 19 October.

I first met Tom in 1978 when I began senior Athletics. Over the years we ran in many races and he taught me may things about determination and discipline. He was also a well repected cross-country runner and rower. I the last two times I saw him was on the bike, at a previous ATB and one Sunday morning a year or so back down on Beach Rd.

Please be careful out there

RoryW
 
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TimC

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On 2006-10-23, Rory Williams (aka Bruce)
was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
> I have now been made aware that it was someone I knew.
>
> As I think has been reported earlier, A rider ahead struck an object on
> the road and fell off his bike. My friend was unable to avoid the fallen
> bike and fell himself. He suffered severe spinal damage to at least
> seven vertebrae which triggered a cardiac arrest.
>
> Over the next five days he failed to regain consciousness. He died on
> Thursday 19 October.


Sorry Rory; this is rather terrible news.

My condolences to everyone involved.

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Michael Warner

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On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 13:00:34 +1000, Rory Williams wrote:

> As I think has been reported earlier, A rider ahead struck an object on
> the road and fell off his bike. My friend was unable to avoid the fallen
> bike and fell himself. He suffered severe spinal damage to at least
> seven vertebrae which triggered a cardiac arrest.
>
> Over the next five days he failed to regain consciousness. He died on
> Thursday 19 October.


I heard that the other day - condolences to family and friends. It must be
horrible for anyone else involved in the accident or who tried to help on
the scene, too.

BikeSA had the last of the 200km "Grand Slam" series yesterday (I came
2nd, thanks to blatant cheating by someone who didn't stop with the
rest of my group at a refreshment point!) It was much hillier and tougher
than the ATB ride of the same distance, so I hope there were no similar
disasters.



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ritcho

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Rory Williams said:
Dear all

Those of you who were following the ATB last week will have seen that there was an accident on the which resulted in a person being transported the the Alfred Hospital. It was one of those reported as a 'heat attack'.

I have now been made aware that it was someone I knew.

RoryW

I went past this incident as the ambulance arrived and hoped everything was ok. Sadly, this wasn't the case. There isn't anything to say to those close to the victim, except that your loss is shared. :(

Ritch
 
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Tamyka Bell

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Rory Williams wrote:
>
> Dear all
>
> Those of you who were following the ATB last week will have seen that
> there was an accident on the which resulted in a person being
> transported the the Alfred Hospital. It was one of those reported as a
> 'heat attack'.
>
> I have now been made aware that it was someone I knew.
>
> As I think has been reported earlier, A rider ahead struck an object on
> the road and fell off his bike. My friend was unable to avoid the fallen
> bike and fell himself. He suffered severe spinal damage to at least
> seven vertebrae which triggered a cardiac arrest.
>
> Over the next five days he failed to regain consciousness. He died on
> Thursday 19 October.
>
> I first met Tom in 1978 when I began senior Athletics. Over the years
> we ran in many races and he taught me may things about determination
> and discipline. He was also a well repected cross-country runner and
> rower. I the last two times I saw him was on the bike, at a previous
> ATB and one Sunday morning a year or so back down on Beach Rd.
>
> Please be careful out there
>
> RoryW
>
> --
> Rory Williams


Tom sounds like an awesome character. My deepest sympathies
to those close to him.

Stay safe people.
 

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