***UPDATE*** LMB got some good news this morning regarding Scott! According to his wife, after having surgery to repair his cheekbone on Sunday, Scott is back at home with his family. He still has a long and tough recovery ahead of him, but he is at least home with his girls as he heals. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts!
LMB is sad to report that Scott Elliott, LMB's Tour Director, was hit by a drunk driver while bicycling near Coldwater, MI on Saturday afternoon. Scott was air lifted to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. He has broken bones in his face, clavicle, scapula, eight ribs, two vertebrae, femur and pelvis. Reports indicate that the driver hit him from behind going about 55 mph before fleeing the scene. The driver was apprehended in Indiana a short time later and was arrested for DUI.
Needless to say, we are all extremely grateful that Scott is alive, however, he has a long road to recovery in front of him. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. We will post updates as we learn more from his wife.
We have already received a number inquiries about sending flowers, donations, and cards. In lieu of flowers, his wife has kindly encouraged donations go to LMB. Because of their generosity LMB has committed to using any donated funds to help offset the cost of our ongoing advocacy and education efforts. Please indicate "In tribute to Scott Elliott" on any donations in his name: www.LMB.org/donate
Cards and other correspondence are welcome as well and can be mailed to the LMB office to be forwarded to the family:
League of Michigan Bicyclists
c/o Scott Elliott
416 S Cedar St. Suite A,
Lansing, MI 48912
For those riding with LMB on Shoreline West in a couple weeks, despite the horrific news, the tour will go on as planned. We have a superstar team of volunteers who are already busy coordinating behind the scenes to ensure the tour goes off without a hitch and LMB Executive Director John Lindenmayer will act as Tour Director in Scott's place.
Thank you for your support and patience as Scott and his family focus on healing.