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Bicycle Accident - Paul Hughes long time Eastern Bloc member

The Bloomfield Bicycle fatal accident last Friday involved Paul Huges - long time Eastern Bloc and Nutmeg Wheelman member The Tuesday Club ride passed the accident scene coincidentally last evening. Very sad news

Tom Quinlan

In reply to maritom

Obit in Hartford Courant.

In reply to DinoSore

The press sure has ignored this. No follow-up stories, the driver has never even been named, nothing. Total silence.

I find it hard to believe there wouldn't have been more coverage if he had been a pedestrian.

In reply to Carey_Gregory

The Hartford Courant has virtually no local reporters and no local news coverage anymore. I suspect we won't see anything until the police investigation is done. I'm watching this one closely.

In reply to DinoSore

If anyone is interested, the Valley Cycling group is riding to the memorial service at Old St. Andrew's Church in Bloomfield on Friday, August 1. Leaving from the Granby Starbucks at 10:15 am. Some are attending the service at 11:00 and some are riding back.

Another article published

The police report identified the driver as Hainsley Horace Clarke,33, of Bloomfield, who was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that struck Hughes. The report notes damage to the front bumper. The vehicle is owned by Tire Central, located at 8 Beldon Road, in Bloomfield.

In reply to stujensen

Stuart, Thanks for re-surfacing this. I don't believe I had seen it when it happened. I'm not sure what drivers are thinking some times.

The driver was convicted of negligent homicide in 2015. Sentence: 6 months in jail, suspended, 2 years probation.

In short, the driver paid $15 in court costs.

Court Record

Sad... Tried to look up Tire Central in Bloomfield. Not finding anything. Id like to pay the company a visit, and let them know my thoughts. Any insight would be helpful.

Paul was the president of the Nutmeg Cycling club which desolved into the Eastern bloc club 30 years ago. Paul was a nice guy. Not deserving this, still upsetting to think about his passing.