Fort Collins Police officer hits cyclist outside King Soopers, rider seriously injured

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - A Fort Collins Police officer hit a cyclist outside the King Soopers on Timberline Road Thursday morning.

The cyclist, Cherrelle Cruz, 25, was riding on the sidewalk, when she was hit at the driveway entrance just after midnight.

Cruz was knocked off her bike. She was not wearing a helmet.

Cruz was initially taken to Poudre Valley Hospital to be checked out. She was then transferred to Medical Center of the Rockies to be treated for serious injuries.

The investigation is continuing and charges are pending, according to Fort Collins Police. The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.

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