BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A driver in a car crashed into a bicyclist Thursday evening, causing fatal injuries, according to Colorado State Patrol.
The crash happened around 6:20 p.m.
The cyclist was a 39-year-old man from Boulder.
The driver, a 68-year-old man who was deemed at fault, stayed on scene.
Police did not have information on whether the driver will face charges or a citation.
Lee Hill Road was closed for several hours from Fourth Street to Olde Stage Road while police investigated the crash, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.
Andrew Bernstein, who barely survived a crash outside of Boulder just two years ago, says the local cycling community is grieving.
“My heart breaks for his family, and his loved ones, and his friends, and it’s just so unnecessary,” he said.
Bernstein says it’s a reminder for drivers to be aware, especially in areas with pedestrians and cyclists.
“I know this wasn’t an intentional action, but it was an action of carelessness,” he said. “Any one of those people is just seconds away from death if someone’s not driving carefully.”
A GoFundMe account has been set up for the cyclist’s wife, who is pregnant.