Updated: 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 | Posted: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014

Area doctor in August bike trail collision has died


Miami River Recreational Trail sign near Troy, Aug. 17, 2014 photo
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Miami River Recreational Trail sign near Troy, Aug. 17, 2014

By Breaking News Staff


UPDATE @ 10:35 a.m. Sept. 23

David Perilman died on Sept. 20 as a result of injuries he suffered in the Aug. 17 bike collision.

Officials with the Montgomery County Coroner's Office said Perilman died from complications resulting from traumatic brain injury. The death was ruled an accident.

Perilman was a family physician at the Vandalia Medical Center. Employees there sent messages to his patients this morning informing them of his death.


A bicyclist was seriously injured Sunday in a collision with another bicyclist on the Miami River Recreational Trail near Troy.

A 60-year-old man, identified as David Perilman, was taken by CareFlight from near the scene of the crash, which happened around 12:30 p.m. on the bike trail near Dye Mill Road. He was unconscious but breathing before being loaded onto the medical helicopter.

The collision happened on a sharp turn on the bike trail, according to the Miami County Sheriff's Office. The incident was "purely an accident," authorities said.

The other bicyclist, Michael Decker, 58, was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center for treatment of lacerations.


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