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I received a call from a friend who works in law enforcement late Saturday afternoon and she was just making sure it was not me. She had little details of this accident at the time she called me, only that a cyclist had been injured near Wilder. Here is a link that does not have much information. My thoughts and prayers to the injured cyclist, his family and friends.

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/archive/2005/December/04/local/stories/14local.htm

Does anyone have more information on this?
 

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I saw the aftermath

I saw this probably just a few minutes after it happened. It looked like a woman in a Volvo Station Wagon was going Northbound on Hwy 1 and pulled onto the Southbound shoulder. Her winshield was smashed in and a road rider and his bike lay crumpled on the ground under her bumper. I'm assuming she hit the cyclist in the southbound shoulder head-on. Several people were on hand to assist already but it looked really bad for the rider. An ambulance was on the scene within a few minutes. I'm just speculating on the details but if I'm right I hope she does some time. I'm sure the rider is in for a long recovery and some big bills.
 

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RobsterCraw said:
excuse my cynicism, but what are the odds that there was a cell phone involved in this? This just reaffirms my fear of road biking.
I understand your fear. I have lost count as to how many close calls I've had on my road bike here in Roseville.
 

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CruzSS said:
I saw this probably just a few minutes after it happened. It looked like a woman in a Volvo Station Wagon was going Northbound on Hwy 1 and pulled onto the Southbound shoulder. Her winshield was smashed in and a road rider and his bike lay crumpled on the ground under her bumper. I'm assuming she hit the cyclist in the southbound shoulder head-on. Several people were on hand to assist already but it looked really bad for the rider. An ambulance was on the scene within a few minutes. I'm just speculating on the details but if I'm right I hope she does some time. I'm sure the rider is in for a long recovery and some big bills.
so sad... Must have been terrible to see the aftermath, CruzSS. My friend who called me said it looked real bad from the intial report. I am curious as to why the driver went from the Northbound lane across traffic to the Southbound shoulder... scary.
 

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Update on injured cyclist...

I found this in today's Santa Cruz Sentinel:

Bicyclist remainsin critical condition

A 59-year-old Boulder Creek bicyclist struck by a car on Highway 1 near Wilder Ranch about 11:30 a.m. Saturday remained in critical condition Monday at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The bicyclist was heading north on the highway shoulder when he turned left to enter a bike path on the opposite side of the highway, officer Kim Bonfilio said.

He was hit by a 2001 Volvo station wagon driven by a 49-year-old Davenport woman, she said, and was thrown into the opposing lane.

The man, who wore no helmet, suffered major head and other injuries, Bonfilio said.

The crash is under investigation, she said.
 

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The bicyclist was heading north on the highway shoulder when he turned left to enter a bike path on the opposite side of the highway, officer Kim Bonfilio said.
He turned left to enter if bike path on the opposite side of Highway 1? That sounds like a pretty dangerous maneuver. Good thing people drive real slow on Highway 1.
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He didn't make it.

This was in the Sentinel this morning:

Bicyclist struck on Highway 1 dies

A 59-year-old Boulder Creek bicyclist struck by a car on Highway 1 near Shaffer Road died Friday, six days after he was hit, the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

Robert Edward Gray died at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center of multiple injuries, according to a Santa Clara County medical examiner.

Gray was stuck at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 3. He was heading north on the highway shoulder, and turned left to cross the highway toward a bike path, CHP officer Kim Bonfilio said.

A 2001 Volvo station wagon driven by a 49-year-old Davenport woman hit him, Bonfilio said.

Gray wore no helmet, she said.

The crash is under investigation, Bonfilio said Monday.
 
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