Boulder DA: No charges in alleged road rage incident that injured triathlete

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Richie Cunningham tweeted this photo from the hospital after his accident on July 4, 2013 (Photo: Twitter)

Richie Cunningham tweeted this photo from the hospital after his accident in Boulder County on July 4, 2013 (Photo: Twitter)

BOULDER, Colo. — No charges will be pressed against the driver who was involved in an accident that injured triathlete Richie Cunningham on July 4.

Initial reports claimed the driver, Shepherd Wolf, passed several cyclists, honked his horn and then came to a sudden stop at the bottom of a hill, causing Cunningham to brake hard and flip over his handlebars.

Cunningham and three other cyclists felt the incident was the result of road rage. Deputies have reached another conclusion.

According to Wolf, he beeped as he passed the cyclists as a warning that he was going around them, and then was forced to brake quickly to avoid colliding with a vehicle in front of him as he descended the hill.

Deputies interviewed several witnesses, including a person who was driving in the area when the accident occurred.

On Friday, the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office announced that after reviewing the facts in the case, there was not probable cause that a crime had been committed.

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