Bicyclist run over on Monument stable, receiving procedure in Utah

By: Nick Rothschild Email
By: Nick Rothschild Email
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COLD SHIVERS POINT, Colo. (KKCO) - UPDATE: The victim was stabilized and flown to Salt Lake City in order to get his ribs plated. He will be able to breathe on his own as soon as he recovers from the procedure.

Also, according to a witness, if the car hadn't hit the victim there is a chance the victim may have gone right off the cliff at Cold Shivers Point.

At approximately 8:15 a.m. on August 17 a man riding a bike on the Monument was hit by a car at Cold Shivers Point.

The 37-year-old male crashed into the oncoming lane of traffic and was run over by a Jeep, with both sets of tires rolling over his midsection. Medical staff had to decompress his chest on site.

At approximately 8:40 a.m. the victim was airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital via CareFlight.

Upon arrival at St. Mary's the victim was in critical condition with shattered ribs, a punctured lung, a broken scapula, and a bleeding spleen. After assessment of the victim's injuries the victim was taken into surgery.

The man was being followed by a second cyclist. The second cyclist, upon seeing the accident, braked too quickly and flew over the handlebars. The second man was taken to St. Mary's as well, but with minor injuries.

The driver of the Jeep, an Arizona woman, is not considered to be at fault.

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