Hi, my name is Gary Suydam. I’m a husband, father, brother, uncle, and a child. I commuted by bicycle to work every day in Denver (12 months a year for over 5 years). It was one of the best parts of my day. On January 27, 2017 I was riding home from work and had a green light at 26th and Wadsworth when a car turned in front of me. I hit the side of the first car only to be run over by a second car as I was on the ground. As a result of the collision I suffered a broken neck, a spinal cord injury classified as a C4 complete, a broken rib, two strokes, I had my gallbladder removed, and a blood clot (PE) in my lungs . I spent 32 days in the ICU & 3 months at Craig rehabilitation Hospital. I’m now a quadriplegic. This is not meant to be a warning to other bike riders, but rather a reminder for drivers to actively watch for bikes and pedestrians. No one wants to cause someone else’s injury. Please remember that it could be any of us and it could be me, and in this case it was me.