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Police Investigate Fatal Bicycle vs Car Collision

Released on Saturday, August 20, 2022

On August 20, 2022, at approximately 5:20 PM, Fort Collins Police were notified of an injury collision between a vehicle and a bicycle at the intersection of S. Taft Hill Road and W. Trilby Road. The collision involved a 2012 Chevrolet Impala which was driven by an adult male, and a gas-powered bicycle which was being ridden by an adult male. The cyclist had life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Due to the severity of the collision, the Fort Collins Police CRASH (Collision Reconstruction and Scene Handling) Team responded to take over the investigation. Trilby Road was closed at Thompson Drive and Taft Hill was closed in between Harmony Road and 57th Street in Loveland for approximately 5 ½ hours while investigators processed the scene.

The facts known in the investigation currently are that the Chevrolet Impala was travelling northbound on Taft Hill Road when the gas-powered bicycle crossed in front of the Impala while travelling from the west side of the road to the east and it collided with the Impala. Northbound and Southbound traffic have the right of way at this intersection, and eastbound/westbound traffic is controlled by a stop sign. Investigators are working to determine if the bicycle failed to stop for the stop sign or just failed to yield the right of way. Police are also investigating if the cyclist was under the influence of alcohol. Police do not suspect any impairment on the behalf of the Impala driver.

“Regardless of the vehicle you are driving, it is imperative that you do so while not under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” said Sergeant Mike Avrech.

Anyone with information regarding this collision who has not already spoken to police is asked to call Officer David Kaes at (970) 416 2229.