I saw this along US Highway 131 southbound just north of Mancelona, Michigan on the west side side of the road. A news story said it happened on July 18, 2014. This story said that Mr. King was riding a tricycle that was hit by an SUV when the biker moved onto the paved portion of the road. We sure would love to have known Mr. Robert King, Sr. This is the news article from the 9-10 News.
Photo courtesy of Google Maps Street View [archived 4-22-2018]].
I have a passion for eliminating roadway accidents after having seen so much pain and suffering caused by them around the world. My background is in mechanical engineering where I began my career with Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan working in Body Engineering. I remember the first test crash I watched and how sick my stomach felt when the car crashed into the concrete wall. This memory is forever "cemented" into my mind. As an aircraft pilot I was always focused upon safety procedures, and this way of thinking has made its way into my research into automotive safety. In a desire to end traffic accidents I created this Roadside Tribute site and manage a sister site RoadsideMemorialTributes.com web sites. I also created and manage the Christians for Christ Ministries https://www.christiansforchrist.com web site and a sister site to Roadside Tribute for drowning victims called Lakeside Tribute https://lakesidetribute.com/. My daytime job is to manage and implement the digital marketing programs for User Friendly Consulting, Inc.