Local cycling advocate critically injured (update: Gardner passes away)

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Update July 28: Jonathan Sanchez has penned a tribute to Gardner at the Charleston City Paper; read it here.

Update July 26: A bike ride will be held on Saturday to remember Gardner.

Update July 25: Tom Bradford at Charleston Moves has penned a nice in memoriam post about Gardner.

Update July 24: A bit more from The Post and Courier on Gardner and who he was.

Update July 23: The Post and Courier has broken the unfortunate news that Edwin Gardner, the bicycling advocate who was injured in a wreck earlier this week has died.

The Charleston City Paper also has a post. Also worth noting is the update site set up by Gardner's friends and family to keep everyone updated on any future arrangements.

Update July 23: The Post and Courier has followed with a slightly better report with a pre-accident photo of Gardner.

First reporting: Early Wednesday morning, Edwin Gardner, member of the Peninsula Task Force and vocal advocate for both cyclists and walkers, was struck by a car on the corner of Lockwood Boulevard and Montagu Street.

Gardner was headed home on his bicycle after rowing on the Ashley River, was struck by an SUV, and dragged about 15 feet. He was rushed to the Medical University of South Carolina where he underwent emergency surgery, but one day later remains unconscious.

According to The Post and Courier, the incident report states that Gardner contributed to the crash and that the 21-year-old driver of the Jeep did not.

There are a few posts out there on the accident, but it seems The Post and Courier's is the most complete.

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