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Unicyclist who made headlines in 2012 killed in accident - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

November 27, 2014

Unicyclist who made headlines in 2012 killed in accident

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Posted: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 8:35 pm

LA PORTE — A Houston man known for riding a unicycle around the Kemah-Seabrook area was killed late Tuesday night after a car hit him.

Joseph Glynn Farley, 48, was riding his unicycle south in the 2000 block of Sens Road in La Porte at about 11 p.m. Tuesday when he was hit from behind by a Jeep that was headed in the same direction, La Porte police Sgt. John Kreuger said. 

That road does not have a shoulder, police said.

Farley was wearing black shorts and a backpack and was believed to have been wearing an orange reflective traffic vest, Kreuger said. His unicycle was also equipped with the proper lights and reflectors so he was able to ride in the traffic lane.

Investigators believe that lights from nearby businesses may have interfered with the driver’s ability to see Farley.

No charges are expected in the case.

In 2012 Farley gained national attention when he was cited for indecent exposure after he was seen riding nude on his unicycle across the Kemah Bridge.