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Friday, November 25, 2005

My heart is crying

I still can't believe the tragedy of this wreck. This is where we ride. I have been on this section of road hundreds, maybe even a thousand times. Jim Price never had a chance.

TheDenverChannel.com - Local News - Teen Text-Messaging Friend Runs Over Bicyclist: "HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -- A 63-year-old Highlands Ranch man died Friday from his injuries in a car-bicycle crash earlier this week.
The Douglas County sheriff's office has identified the man as Jim R. Price. Authorities say he was hit by a car while he was riding his bike Wednesday at Wildcat Reserve Parkway and Summit View Road.
Price was pronounced dead Friday morning at Swedish Medical Center.
The sheriff's office said the 17-year-old driver may have been text-messaging on his cell phone when he swerved into the bicycle lane. The driver's name hasn't been released. He is also from Highlands Ranch.

Authorities don't think the driver was speeding or that drugs or alcohol were involved. But they say it's likely that charges of careless driving resulting in death will be filed.
The driver of the vehicle was released to his parents at the scene. "

Bill and I rode over the scene today and it is now a sad spot in the map. We really ought to think about being a apart of the "Ride of Silence" that is organized every year.

May the memory of Jim Price's be eternal.


At November 27, 2005 2:51 PM, Blogger Redlight said...

Ride of silence is usually on a wednesday, mid may. We'll be in the CCTT line up, so you'd have to give one up.

We don't see a ton of older riders out there. Was it the guy that rides without helmet, wearing just a headband/bandana?

Better make sure your insurance is in shape...


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