Cape city manager issues statement on Tour de Cape death
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The death of cyclist John Heneghan during Sunday's Tour de Cape bicycle event prompted a response from the city of Cape Coral.
City Manager John Szerlag released this statement to the riding death:
“The City of Cape Coral, its partners and volunteers who work together to host the annual Tour de Cape bicycle ride wish to express our condolences to the family of James Heneghan,” James died following a tragic accident that occurred during the event on Sunday.”
“In the 22-year history of the Tour de Cape, we have never experienced a tragedy of this level. This tragic accident is heartbreaking for everyone associated with the event, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family members and friends of James Heneghan.”
The 60-year-old Heneghan clipped the rear tire of another bike in the 2800 block of Beach Parkway West and hit his head on the road. Witnesses say the Cape Coral man had removed his helmet shortly before the accident.
He later died at Lee Memorial Hospital from his injuries.