Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers responded to a report of a bicycle accident in Cades Cove at 12:48pm on Friday, June 29. The cyclist, 55-yearold Sandra Hull from Sarasota, Fla., fell off her bicycle along the Cades Cove Loop Road near the exit.
Hull received injuries to the back of her head and was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville by Lifestar where she later passed away as a result of her injuries on Saturday, June 30 at 7:15am. Hull was riding a rental bicycle and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
In addition to Park Rangers, AMR emergency services responded to the scene.