On Aug. 5, 2011, my husband, Dave Landgraf, was riding his bicycle southbound on Highway 27 in Sawyer County. The sun was shining during this early evening ride and there were no visual obstructions on this stretch of highway.
Since Dave was an avid bicyclist, he always wore his helmet, brightly colored jersey and followed the rules of the road. These precautions offered little protection when a driver who was texting and talking on the phone struck him from behind at 55 mph.
What was the result of this crash to my husband?