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Every day, Monday through Friday, at 5 p.m., Brian Kinney gets into his car, pulls out of his parking spot at the law firm in Grandview, Ohio, where he works as a paralegal, and heads to the exit. There, he awaits oncoming traffic on Goodale Blvd., a curved road that will take him home. Once clear, he pulls out and drives past the tree that changed his life forever.

On an early fall day in September, 2009, Kinney was riding his motorcycle. This time, when he pulled onto Goodale, a car came barreling around the curve. “I couldn’t see the car coming because there were cars parked along the street,” he says. “I gunned the bike to try to get out of the way of the oncoming car but ran off th