A man died on Friday evening after crashing his bicycle while riding with his son in Jack Brooks Park, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said.

The fatal crash happened about 4:30 p.m. on the mountain bike trails at the park, Trochesset said.

The man apparently was live-streaming or video recording his bike ride when the crash occurred, Trochesset said. The man suffered a head injury that caused his death, Trochesset said. No foul play is suspected.

The man was biking with son, but they were in separate parts of the park at the time, Trochesset said.

The man's name was not released on Monday. He was 56 years old, Trochesset said.

— John Wayne Ferguson

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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(4) comments

Terry Oxford

Was he wearing a helmet?

Doug Sivyer

Very sad.

Ron Woody

It is sad. I find the number of drownings from people falling off boats and a death like this disturbing. Having not grown up around water I am very cautious.

What is just as disturbing is the headline that led me to believe that an individual was randomly killed while riding his bike. How about:

Accident kills man while biking....

Does not make it near as sensational, but much more accurate

Ted Gillis

I’ve ridden those trails myself years ago, when I was much younger than 56. And with my son at times too. Even with good mountain bikes we got shamed off of the difficult paths by the more experienced riders. Those trails, the ones up next to the old Highland Bayou are pretty dangerous. I saw a few dare devils out there take some bad falls.

Oh well!

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