BOULDER, Colo. — A 16-year-old Boulder girl is being treated for a brain injury after being hit by another cyclist on her way to the Thursday Night Cruisers Ride.
Police are looking for the male cyclist who ran into Tess Eckert at about 7:40 p.m., but hit-and-run statutes don't apply to bike accidents, Boulder police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley said.
Eckert, an incoming senior at New Vista High School, had dressed up for the spirited weekly ride with two friends and was riding to the event at Scott Carpenter Park along a bike path near Lashley Lane and South 36th Street.
One of the girls, Dakota Hindman, 17, said they reached the end of the path and were emerging onto Lashley Lane when two male cyclists, who were not associated with the cruisers, came around a blind corner. One of the men clipped Eckert's right pedal.