From the Daily Camera
*** UPDATED 7/15/2010 ***
The Boulder cyclist who was hit by a car while participating in the Boulder Time Trial Series on Wednesday night has been identified as Ryan Welsh, 25. He was taken to St. Anthony's Central Hospital in Denver with serious injuries and was listed in serious but stable condition this morning, a hospital official said.
Cyclist participating in Boulder Time Trial Series hit by car
By Laura Snider, Camera Staff Writer
Posted: 07/14/2010 06:13:38 PM MDT
A cyclist participating in the Boulder Time Trial Series on Wednesday night was airlifted to St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver with serious injuries after being hit by a car, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
Erin Bishop, 28, of Boulder, was driving her silver Saturn north on U.S. 36 when she turned left onto Lefthand Canyon Drive shortly after 6 p.m., hitting the cyclist, who was headed south on U.S. 36 as part of the bike race, according to Trooper Heather Cobler.
U.S. 36 was closed briefly to allow a helicopter to land on the road, according to Boulder County dispatch.
The name of the cyclist, who is a male in his early 20s, has not yet been released. Bishop was cited with careless driving causing bodily injury, according to the state patrol.
A spokesperson for the state patrol initially reported that the victim in the accident was riding a motorcycle. No other information about the wreck is available at this time.
The Boulder Time Trial Series is a weekly race that runs from Lyons to Boulder along U.S. 36 on Wednesday evenings during the summer.
"We've done it for five years, and this is the first time that anything like this has happened," said race organizer Clark Sheehan.
U.S. 36 is not closed during the race, but police officers and emergency medical personnel are scattered along the course.
"There was the Colorado State Patrol and an EMT and an ambulance at that exact interstection," Sheehan said, "They are stationed there every week."