Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Ghost Bike at Lansdowne & Davenport

A beautiful memorial has appeared at the south-east corner of Earlscourt Park for Tom Samson, beloved husband and father of two. On November 23rd, 2012, while riding his bike to work, the elementary school teacher was struck and killed by two vehicles at Lansdowne & Davenport, one of which was a hit-and-run driver. 

Ghost Bikes are installed near cyclists' crash sites as quiet reminders of cyclists' right to safe travel. A moving tribute to a kind soul, Tom's memorial is flanked by flowers and illuminated by candles at night.

If you want a glimpse into Tom's life as a teacher, please check out the video clips on Swansea Public School's website:

And if you're at that corner of the Park, please take a moment to remember Tom.