BMX Champion Kyle Bennett Dies in Single Car Accident

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Photo is originally owned by Chang W. Lee of New York Times.

The BMX Olympic cyclist, Kyle Bennett, was reportedly involved in a single car accident that resulted in his death last October 14.

News reports revealed that according to an initial investigation released by the Montgomery County Police, Bennett was the only passenger in his 2006 Toyota Tundra pickup truck at the time of the accident.

His truck apparently veered off the road and slammed into an iron gate, a culvert pipe, and several trees before coming to a stop upside down near his home in Conroe, Texas just 40 miles north of Houston.

Also, initial investigation revealed that Bennett was not wearing a seatbelt when the accident occurred. In fact, authorities believed that was killed instantly after being ejected from his car.

Meanwhile, police also believed that over speeding is a major factor to the incident but no reports suggested that drugs and alcohol were involved. However, further investigation is still under progress.

Incidentally, some speculated that Bennett was indeed over speeding while on his way home to be with his girlfriend who was then upset after discovering that her car had been broken into.

The 33-year-old cyclist was a three time BMX champion and was a part of the first ever U.S. BMX Olympic team in 2008. He was known to be one of the most talented cyclists in the BMX world. In fact, just a few months ago, he was inducted into the BMX Hall of Fame for his role with the 2008 U.S. Team.

Consequently, aside from his family and friends, the BMX community was also saddened by his death. Other than being a pioneer in the world of cyclists, Bennett was also a father to his sole daughter who was unidentified in news reports.

On the other hand, a Los Angeles bicycle accident attorney here is likewise a fan of BMX and actually enjoyed watching the late legendary cyclist. In fact, he was somehow disappointed after the decedent dislocated his shoulder during an Olympic heat since it prevented him from reaching the gold medal.


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