(March 28) Denver - A local TV station reported that a 62-year-old cyclist suffered a serious accident after he was upended by fishing line strung across the popular Platte River bike trail near Mile High Stadium.
The victim's wife, who asked the TV station not to identify the victim or herself, discovered that her husband was in the hospital only after he didn't show up for a late evening bike ride at a meeting point a mile away from the accident.
"We asked the trauma room and they said that when the EMTs brought him in that he had had a clothes line accident and they kept saying that there was fishing line pulled across the bike path and that he ran into it," the victim's wife said. "He said there was an eyewitness and he flew off his bike forward, landed on his head and rolled and that they called it a booby trap."
The victim spent 20 hours in the trauma ICU and is being treated for a chipped bone in his neck, a concussion, a broken pelvis, a broken arm and multiple bruises and abrasions."
To make the incident more disturbing, a call into the Denver Police Department by the TV station revealed that police were not conducting an investigation into the clothes line incident that left the man in intensive care.