Deaf Cyclist on Charity Trek Hit Just Miles Short of Goal

Jacob Landis completed more than 10K miles
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2013 7:09 PM CDT
Deaf Cyclist on Charity Trek Hit Just Miles Short of Goal
Jacob Landis says he will complete his trip when doctors allow him back on the bike.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – A deaf bicyclist who logged more than 10,000 miles for charity got hit by a truck on the last leg of his journey, reports NPR. Maryland's Jacob Landis, 24, suffered a concussion, a broken nose, and a fractured cheekbone in the hit-and-run incident. Landis got hit by the mirror of a tractor-trailer while biking from Tampa to Miami's Marlins Park—the last of 30 baseball parks he was visiting to raise $1 million for kids who need cochlear implants, reports WJLA.

"I don't remember anything that happened until I woke up at the hospital," Landis says on his website. The good news: Landis is still attending tonight's Marlins game, long intended to be his victory celebration. He has to stay off his bike for at least two weeks, but after that he will officially complete the ride. "I may not be on a bike but I will still be at the Miami game!" Landis wrote. "The reason for this ride is not over!" (Read more Jacob Landis stories.)

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