Pinkham Dies Of Accidental Overdose

by editors on April 15, 2014

PinkhamWhen ever we see someone offering condolences to the family of a cyclist our first thought it that they’ve been hit by a car. When news went out today that former Jamis-Hagen Berman rider and the Trek-Livstrong development team member Chase Pinkham had died it was because of an accidental overdose, according to a story on VeloNews. Pinkham had already survived being hit by a car:

According to Alex Kim, a close friend of the Pinkham family, Chase underwent dozens of surgeries related to his 2008 crash and suffered from chronic pain. Pinkham was eliminating his use of narcotic painkillers, according to Kim, earlier this year when he suffered a broken leg at the Valley of the Sun Stage Race in Arizona in February. Following the crash, doctors again prescribed narcotic painkillers for Pinkham. He was house-sitting last weekend in Salt Lake City when friends discovered Pinkham’s body.

Our thoughts are with Pinkham’s family and friends.

[Link: VeloNews]

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