Bicyclist injured by SUV in hit-and-run in Fort Collins
Last Updated: 358 days ago
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Bicyclist Dave Dornan doesn't remember getting slammed by a hit-and-run driver in Fort Collins on Tuesday afternoon.
Dornan said he just remembers he had the green light and the next thing he knew, he was in a hospital emergency room.
"I'm a really fortunate guy," Dornan told 7NEWS after he was released from the hospital at about 5:15 p.m. "The emergency room folks are great and I really appreciate them."
Police are looking for the hit-and-run driver of a silver sport utility vehicle that witnesses said sped through a red light and broad-sided the cyclist at College Avenue and Columbia Road early Tuesday afternoon.
Hannah Lucis and Marcus Seelhuff were in a car waiting to turn at the intersection when the SUV barely missed hitting their car before hitting the bicyclist.
"A silver (Ford) Explorer came speeding through the red light. It had been red for them for about a minute," Lucis said.
"The bike just flies. He flies into the intersection about fifteen feed away from his bike," said Seelhuff.
The silver SUV never stopped, Lucis said. The only thing left behind was a hubcap
'They didn't even stop to see if he was okay," she said.
Incredibly, witnesses said Dornan was able to answer questions as rescuers loaded him into an ambulance.
"With how many bikers there are in town, people should be a little more cautious, especially right before Christmas," Lucis said.
Dornan said he's very sore, but not badly hurt and knows he could easily have been killed.
Dornan stressed that Fort Collins is an extremely bike-friendly city and he loves cycling.
He said it's unfortunate that one reckless driver can do something like this to take away from the city’s bike-friendly nature.
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.