36 Cyclist Hit UPDATE: CSP Flyer seeking vehicle info

CSP2/25 UPDATE: The Colorado State Patrol has issued a flyer seeking information on the hit-and-run with a photo of the type of vehicle…

2/23 UPDATE: “Cyclist struck in hit-and-run north of Boulder remains in critical condition”
From Alex Burness, writer for Boulder Daily Camera

The cyclist injured Sunday in a hit-and-run on U.S. 36 north of Boulder is in critical condition, a spokeswoman for Denver Health Medical Center confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

The Colorado State Patrol on Tuesday identified the cyclist as Gregory Zolnick, 53, of Blackhawk.

Zolnick was struck by a car around 1:30 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 36 north of Neva Road, near mile marker 29.

The driver immediately fled the scene.

Zolnick’s bicycle was left mangled on the side of the road, with visible and severe damage to at least one of the wheels.

Zolnick was taken to Boulder Community Health and later airlifted to Denver Health, where he remained Tuesday.

The State Patrol continues to seek witnesses to the hit-and-run, and on Tuesday released an updated description of the suspect vehicle, a Chevrolet Cavalier.

The car “is described as being flat black in color and would have damage to its right front quarter panel, and also missing its passenger side mirror,” State Patrol officials said in a news release, adding that the vehicle may also have tinted windows.

State Patrol believes the driver suspected of hitting Zolnick is male, but has not released any further description.

Witnesses to the crash and anyone else with information on the driver’s whereabouts are asked to call State Patrol’s dispatch line at 303-239-4501

UPDATE: Daily Camera says, “Search continues for driver who struck cyclist in hit-and-run north of Boulder”
Monday, 2/22/16:

No suspects have yet been identified as investigators continue their search for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured a cyclist north of Boulder over the weekend.

Colorado State Patrol officials said a black sports car struck a bicyclist around 1:30 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 36 north of Neva Road near mile marker 29.

The bicyclist was seriously injured and taken to Boulder Community Health, then transported by helicopter to Denver Health Medical Center.

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid today said investigators are still searching for the driver of the vehicle. The car is believed to have a damaged side mirror.

Reid also said the bicyclist, who has not been identified, remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

 

Photo: Daily Camera
Photo: Daily Camera

From Daily Camera Sunday, 2/21/16

A bicyclist was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident this afternoon on U.S. 36 north of Boulder, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Tim Sutherland.

He said a black sports car struck a bicyclist at about 1:30 p.m. on U.S. 36 north of Neva Road near mile marker 29. The bicyclist was seriously injured and taken to Boulder Community Hospital, then taken by helicopter to Denver Health Medical Center.

No other information about the victim was immediately available.

Police are looking for the driver of the car, which has a damaged side mirror.

One 303 reader who witnessed the scene said, “I drove by the scene of a terrible cycling accident, just south of Lefthand Canyon. Bike was totally mangled and in the grass of the northbound lane of US 36. If the cyclist is not dead it will be a total miracle.”

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