The following statement provides information concerning the July 8,
1997 bicycle accident involving Alice Sherlock that took place on West
River Drive in Philadelphia, PA. The lawsuit is still continuing
against the other defendants. We, Bicycle Therapy, Inc, Carlos and
Lee Rogers have been asked to circulate this statement among the
cycling community. We apologize for any intrusion if this statement
is erroneously sent to any newsgroup or e.mail list.
In return for ending a lawsuit brought against our store, Bicycle
Therapy, and ourselves personally, we have agreed, as members of the
Philadelphia cycling community, to make a monetary contribution to
help Ms. Sherlock defray the medical expenses associated with the
injuries she received as a result of the July 7, 1997 bicycle accident
that took place on West River Drive in Philadelphia.
As we have always maintained, we have great sympathy and are sorry for
what happened to Ms. Sherlock and the injuries that she sustained.
Although we were participating in the "Drives" on the night of the
accident, we did not witness Ms. Sherlock's crash, and we have
no information that would indicate that Ms. Sherlock was personally
responsible for what happened.
Although the "Drives" is a Philadelphia tradition enjoyed by many
local cyclists, participants must realize that they share the road
with others and must exercise care and caution when passing
recreational cyclists, rollerbladers, joggers, etc.
The lawsuit has been difficult for everyone involved and perhaps, if
those who had information about how the accident occurred would have
come forward, the need for litigation could have been avoided.
We hope that this unfortunate accident will not stop Ms. Sherlock from
continuing to cycle. As owners of Bicycle Therapy, we welcome her
patronage at our shop, and we wish her all the best in her continuing
Finally, we urge anyone who has any information about the
circumstances of the accident to come forward to assist Ms. Sherlock
in determining the cause of the accident.
Bicycle Therapy, Inc