ATTENTION: Stone Mountain Park Police will, at times, erect barricades across the street, put up large signs in the middle of the streets (which become instant dangers to cyclists)
Subject: Rider at Stone Mountain- this past Saturday
The gentlemen’s name was Martin Amestoy. This is information from his daughter.
Dad died Saturday morning as a result of head trauma from a bicycle accident at 7:55am in Stone Mountain Park. According to witnesses on the site, he came down a hill with his head down and never saw the plastic barricade he ran into which had been set up by the park for a walk that morning. My dad knew this loop at the park like the back of his hand. He had been either running or riding this exact path for over 25 years from the time we lived in Redan Park. He probably already passed by this place once or twice earlier that morning on his bike before the barricade was set up and had no reason to believe anything would be in the road way the next time he came around the loop. He was wearing a helmet which got pushed back on his head on impact with the ground. He was unconscious from the point he hit the ground until he passed at Grady hospital a few hours later when his heart stopped.