Shannon Bowers Bikes Natchez Trace Parkway To Bring Awareness For Barriers & Medians

by Lynnette

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Shannon Bowers, from Loxley Alabama, lost her only brother, Braden Bowers, in a February 2006 car crash on Interstate 10 in the Florida panhandle.

He swerved to avoid a car, slid across the median into oncoming traffic and was hit by another car. He died instantly.

To draw attention to the need for barriers in medians of four-lane and interstate highways, Shannon Bowers is bicycling the entire length of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Every highway patrolman has said if there had been a median barrier … my brother would have probably survived,” said Bowers. Source

Bowers began her bike trip in in Nashville on Sunday, May 13, 2007. She chose that day because it would have been her brother’s 20th birthday.

She expects to be in Jackson, Mississippi Wednesday or Thursday, with hopes of reaching Natchez, Mississippi on Friday May 18, 2007.

Read more about Shannon Bowers’ bike trip.