Three female cyclist were injured yesterday morning cycling just outside of Boulder, Colorado on North bound U.S. 36...which is a very popular route for local triathlons such at the Ironman Boulder 70.3.
The women were riding in a line when a black SUV crossed the centerline from the Southbound lane and swerved into them.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera, "Albert Gehorsam, 52, of Boulder, was driving a Ford Escape southbound, toward Boulder, when he swerved across the oncoming lane into the shoulder, hitting all three cyclists, Cobler said.
Master Trooper S.S. Schwanke, who was at the accident scene, said it appeared that another southbound vehicle slowed down to turn right into a private drive, at which point Gehorsam swerved around that vehicle."
"We were just going out for a nice morning bike ride," she said 47-year-old Jane McConnell who was injured in the accident. "We were riding a road that is very popular with cyclists, and we were all in single file, well within the right shoulder.
All of a sudden this black car swerved from behind another car and hit us head-on," she added. "There wasn't any time to react. The car just flew out of nowhere."
56-year-old Amy Howard was airlifted to St. Anthony's Central in Denver, and is in critical condition, while 39-year-old Susan Graves remains hospitalized today in good condition.