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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Breaks Shoulder in Bike Crash Today

By April 27, 2013

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen BreyerThe string of bad luck that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has seen on a bike was extended today when he broke his right shoulder in a crash near the Korean War memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The dedicated cyclist had already broken his collarbone in a bicycle crash in 2011 and also suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung after being struck by a car in Boston back in 1993. To his credit, Breyer has never let these mishaps keep him from continuing to ride, so let's not be surprised to see him on the bike again once he's done with this current hospital stay and rehab work.

And to those misguided naysayers who might use this as another example of that stupid "biking is dangerous" refrain, let's not overlook the fact that it seems Justice Breyer just suffers from bad luck in general. This is the same guy who was attacked by machete-wielding bandits at his vacation home on the island of Nevis last year down in the Caribbean. And just a few months after that, his house in DC burglarized.

Let's put it this way: I wouldn't stand next to him in a lightning storm.

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