An October 10 bicycle accident in Azusa, California claimed the life of a Mormon missionary, according to Deseret News. Elder Andrew Edward Page, an 18-year-old missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle. He was the second missionary to be killed in a personal injury accident within a two-day period, and one of more than 10 to die under such circumstances this year.
The 18-year-old missionary’s accident happened just after 4 p.m. on Newburgh Street. He was riding with a companion, and the companion reported that the accident happened while they were turning around after missing a turn. Page did not die on the scene, but his injuries did leave him in critical condition. He was transported by helicopter to a nearby trauma center, where he died around 10 p.m.
Page had been in his assigned mission less than a month, arriving in California about three weeks prior to the accident after spending six weeks in the Mexico City Missionary Training Center. Page’s death and the death of a fellow missionary the day before follow a statement released by the church in early September concerning the deaths of 10 missionaries from accident or illness over the course of this year.
“The death of a missionary is felt by every church member in a deep and personal way,” Elder David F. Evans, executive director of the church’s missionary department, said at that time.
Losing loved ones is never easy, and no amount of compensation can ever bring them back or make up for their loss. Still, if you are suffering because of the loss of someone in a bicycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve to see those at fault brought to justice.
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Did you know?: There were 11 cyclist fatalities in San Diego County in 2011, up from six fatalities in 2010.
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