Fort Collins police officer charged in crash with cyclist

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - A Fort Collins police officer has been charged with a traffic infraction after a collision with a woman on a bike.

Police said Officer William Biberos was on-duty in a marked patrol car when he collided with a bicyclist at a driveway entrance into the King Soopers store at 2602 S. Timberline Rd. just after midnight on June 6.

Officer Biberos was cited for failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, according to the Larimer County District Attorney’s Office.

The cyclist, Cherrelle Cruz, was cited for riding a bicycle after dark without a headlamp.

Both traffic infractions were filed in Fort Collins Municipal Court, according to a spokesperson for the Fort Collins Police Services.

Police do not believe alcohol or speed contributed to the collision, and officials say there was no evidence Officer Biberos was distracted by his cellular phone, police radio or laptop at the time of the collision. 

Officer Biberos returned to his normal patrol duties on June 12. 


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