Brady Gaulke Dies After Being Hit On Electric Scooter In Nashville

Monday, May 20, 2019
Brittany Ciullo and Brady Gaulke
Brittany Ciullo and Brady Gaulke

The family of a 26-year-old physical therapist who died in Nashville after being hit on an electric scooter is calling for the scooters to be banned there.

Brady Gaulke had been in critical condition after being struck by an SUV in Nashville on Thursday night. He was struck by a Nissan Pathfinder at the intersection of Demonbreun Street and 14th Avenue South when he made an improper turn, police said.

He was rushed to  Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he had been fighting for his life, but he died over the weekend.

The incident comes just after the Chattanooga City Council decided not to approve scooters after earlier voting narrowly in favor on first reading.

Nashville is experimenting with the scooters through next April. Seven scooter firms have been approved and they are allowed to have up to 1,000 scooters each.The small vehicles are required to follow the same traffic rules as cars.

Brittany Ciullo, girlfriend of Brady Gaulke, has set up a GoFundme account. The couple moved from Buffalo, New York, to Nashville In early 2018.

She said, "Brady and I decided to move our lives to Nashville, TN. Despite an unlikely attempt to love country music in this city, Brady immersed himself in the culture, living his life to the fullest. Unfortunately, Nashville offers the ability to travel by scooter from which Brady lost his life. In attempt to honor Brady and his love for living, running obstacle course races, helping others as a physical therapist, and shining light on all he crossed paths with, please help us support Brady and his loved ones as we endure this difficult time. We love you, Brady!

"Furthermore, this is a strong fight to ban these awful motorized vehicles in our cities. Nashville alone experienced two prior deaths on scooters resulting in a temporary ban. With the sudden reappearance of Lime, Bird, and other scooter companies, Brady’s death will be the first.

"Please help us remove these unsafe measures of travel for good. All proceeds will be used to support Brady’s medical expenses, memorial services, and a foundation to raise awareness for brain trauma."


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