Fatal Accident Involving Hillside Student Not Bike Related

When Jen Savitch wanted a place for her son to lock up his bike on Hillside School property, she learned that principal Michael Chiles did not want kids biking to Hillside. Savitch, who subsequently organized a bike protest on June 20, says Chiles told her the 1993 death of a Hillside student was the reason. However, an accident that claimed the life of a Hillside student 18 years ago did not occur as a result of biking to school.

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