Fathers’ Advocate Dave Bruer Killed in Accident

I’ve just learned via Dean Tong that Dave Bruer of the Fathers Resource Center was killed Sunday in a motorcycle accident. Dave was a committed advocate who helped many, many fathers with their custody and family law problems.

The newspaper article about this tragedy is below.

Motorcyclist killed in crash ID’d as advocate for fathers
North County Times, 9/24/07

VISTA — A man killed Sunday morning in a motorcycle crash on Highway 78 was identified by the county medical examiner’s office today as the founder of the Fathers Resource Center, an Encinitas-based parenting organization.

David Cavan Bruer, 55, of Encinitas, was pronounced dead at the scene near Emerald Drive, an investigator for the office said.

Authorities said Bruer had been speeding when he tried to pass through a narrow gap in traffic and was clipped by a truck. He is survived by his son, John-David Bruer, the medical examiner’s office reported.

Bruer began working as an advocate for fathers nearly 20 years ago. He brought the Fathers Resource Center — which formed to help fathers with issues such as paternity to domestic abuse, to custody and visitation — to Encinitas in 1997.

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