Memorial bike ride marks anniversary of accident that claimed JHU student's life

Nathan Krasnopoler, 20, died of injuries sustained in 2011 accident

Family and friends of former Johns Hopkins student Nathan Krasnopoler will mark the second anniversary of the accident that claimed his life and honor his memory with a memorial bike ride today.

Image caption: Nathan Krasnopoler

Krasnopoler, a 20-year-old computer science major and a member of the class of 2013, was severely injured Feb. 26, 2011, when he was struck by a car while bicycling on University Parkway near the Homewood campus. His family said that, though he was wearing a helmet, he suffered irreversible cognitive damage because his breathing was stopped and the flow of oxygen to his brain was interrupted. Krasnopoler died on Aug. 10, 2011.

The memorial ride begins at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Broadview Apartment building on University Parkway, the site of the accident. Students, area residents, and members of the bicycling community are invited to participate.

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