Thursday, February 28, 2013
Elliot Krasnopoler, whose brother was killed on University Parkway two years ago, wants more stringent rules for elderly drivers.
The day after the two-year anniversary of the crash that claimed his brother’s life, Elliot Krasnopoler rode his bike to the scene of the accident in part to remember Nathan Krasnopoler and to advocate for stricter driving laws. An elderly driver hit Nathan Krasnopoler, 20, on Feb. 26, 2010 and he died from his injuries that August. The 83-year-old driver was later ticketed and fined $220 for not yielding to him while he was riding in a bike lane on West University Parkway. Since then, Elliot Krasnopoler and his family founded Americans for Older Driver Safety to promote education for older drivers and advocate for laws they say will make Maryland’s streets safer. "The main law we’re looking at right now is the renewal cycle, just change …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Organizers of the bike ride remembering Nathan Krasnopoler, 20, who was killed while riding his bike on University Parkway will try again on Wednesday.
A ride to remember a Johns Hopkins University student who died from injuries sustained after he was struck by a car while riding his bike has been rescheduled. The second memorial ride for Nathan Krasnopoler, 20, will start at 7 p.m., Wednesday in front of the Broadview Apartments, 116 W. University Parkway, according to a spokeswoman for the event. Initially, the ride was set for Tuesday evening, but was postponed due to inclimate weather. The ride was set to correspond with the second anniversary of the crash that took Krasnopoler's life. Krasnopoler was first hit by a car while riding in the bike lane of west bound University Parkway near Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus on Feb. 26, 2011. The car was driven by then 83-year-old Jeanette …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The family and friends of Nathan Krasnopoler will hold the ride in honor of the man who was killed after being run over on University Parkway.
Family and friends will mark the two-year anniversary of the incident that killed Johns Hopkins University student Nathan Krasnopoler with a memorial bike ride. The ride will start at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, at the scene of the crash that took his life in front of the Broadview Apartments, 116 W. University Parkway, according to a news release. Nathan’s parents have launched an organization Americans for Older Driver Safety to lobby for laws requiring more rigorous standards for elderly drivers to retain their licenses. Krasnopoler, 20, was hit in February of 2011 when a then 83-year-old woman driving a car ran him over while he was riding his bike in a designated bike lane near Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Campus. He died of his…
Monday, February 27, 2012
Friends, family and cyclists gathered at the spot on West University Parkway where the Hopkins student was struck by a car.
Family and friends gathred for a vigil and memorial ride in memory of Nathan Krasnopoler on Sunday. Cyclists, friends and his family gathered at the spot where Krasnopoler, 20, was hit by an elderly driver while riding his bike along West University Parkway a year ago. Krasnopoler was left in a coma after suffering permanent brain damage, and died this August. His family has recently been advocating against a bill that would extend the time between driver's license renewals in Maryland.