Brandon Blake was biking home on Dexter Ave Thursday when a person driving an SUV made a left turn in front of him at Harrison St. Unable to stop in time, he collided with the passenger door and window of the vehicle. His head went through the window, and he was transported to the hospital with what appeared to be life-threatening injuries.
Many readers sent in distressed notes after seeing the scene and following investigation, just one block from the intersection where Mike Wang was struck and killed almost exactly two years ago.
Thankfully, Blake is expected to make a full recovery, but he has some painful and time-consuming recovery ahead of him. He was left with facial fractures, broken ribs, bruised lung and a concussion. He and his family could use your help with the financial strains his recovery will put on them.
An online fund has been started to gather funds. If you can, please consider contributing.
Details from the fundraiser page:
Brandon Blake- Bass Player, artist, and Pre-School teacher extraordinaire- was involved in a serious bike accident on Thursday July 25th, when a car turned in front of him. He went through the side window of the car and suffered several facial fractures, broken ribs and a concussion. Brandon will need facial reconstruction surgery and will have significant medical costs as well as missing work while he recovers. We’ve started this fundraiser to help defray the costs during Brandon’s recovery.