From Sept. 11 through Oct. 8, the city had four crashes with fatalities. The one involving Fogelberg was the first fatal vehicle-versus-bicycle crash in Fort Collins since 2009. It occurred during a stretch of an apparent swell in bicycle crashes, with Coloradoan reporters sometimes visiting multiple scenes in a day.
“Our crashes are definitely trending up,” city traffic engineer Joe Olson said. “What we don’t know is whether it is less safe or whether there are more bicyclists on the road.”