FORT PIERCE, Fla. (BRAIN) — Friends of bicycle advocate and writer Alan Snel have started a fund raising campaign on Youcaring.com to help him with medical and living expenses following an incident last week when he was hit by a car while riding his bike.
"He was badly injured and is unable to work at the present time. He needs our help with medical and living expenses while he starts a long, but what we hope will be, a full recovery," the page reads.
According to the TampaBay.com, Snel said he was hit from behind. Police said no charges were immediately filed related to the incident.
Snel is a former newspaper reporter who later founded South West Florida Bicycle United Dealers, an advocacy group. He writes for many outlets (including Bicycle Retailer on occasion) and leads bicycle tours.
More information: Snel's Youcaring page.