Dr Daniel L. Dickinson – died August 1, 2011
A Fort Gordon doctor died Monday after being struck by a car while traveling to work on his bicycle.
Dr. Daniel L. Dickinson, 57, is the second Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center doctor to die from a cycling incident in the past six months.
According to Richmond County sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay, Dickinson was riding his bicycle near the intersection of Belair and Asbury roads around 6:30 a.m. when a 2003 Buick Regal driven by 76-year-old Charlie Bussey struck him from behind.
Gay said those who knew Dickinson “said he rides his bike from his house off of Walton Way to Fort Gordon a couple of times a week.” … Read the full article
One role in particular was repeated more than any other, though, when those who knew Dickinson talked about him Tuesday: encourager.
“He was just an optimistic person, always with a smile on his face,” said Phil Cohen, whose relationship with Dickinson goes back 20 years.
For Cohen, the owner of the Chain Reaction bicycle shop in Martinez, Dickinson was an encourager on the long training rides they would take out of Augusta. If Cohen ever fell back, Dickinson always slowed and pumped him up with his words.
“He wouldn’t leave me behind,” Cohen said.
Dickinson was a longtime cyclist and even crossed the country in 1993′s Race Across America. He was pedaling to work at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center around 6:30 a.m. Monday when he was hit from behind by a car. He died a few hours later from his injuries; he was 57…. Read the full Article