Earlier this year, high school senior and track start Owen Beam was on a training run near his home in Henderson, NV when he was struck by a car. Owen was running through a crosswalk when a distracted driver hit him; he suffered a concussion and a cut above his eye that required 12 stitches. Thankfully, Owen is recovering now and able to get back to his spring track season, but his horrifying experience is yet another example of the distracted driving epidemic.
Owen, Safe on the Road founder Kaitlin Goodman, and running website editor Doug Binder of Dyestat.com discussed road safety for runners on a recent Zoom discussion. You can watch the conversation on RunnerSpace here.