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July 27, 2019

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Cyclist critically injured in crash along Sunshine Canyon

Cause of crash believed to be from collision with a deer

Boulder County, Colo. - On Saturday, July 27, 2019 at approximately 8:33 a.m., the Boulder County Communications Center was notified of an injured bicyclist in the area of 4000 Sunshine Canyon Drive in unincorporated Boulder County, Colorado. The reporting party, an off-duty firefighter, had come across the injured cyclist, who appeared to have been riding by herself. The cyclist, a 60-year-old female resident of Boulder, was unconscious at the time she was found. Rescue personnel initially placed a medical transport helicopter on standby, but ultimately transported the patient via ground ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Due to the severity of her injuries, the victim’s identifying information is not being released at this time.

A preliminary investigation of the scene and evidence has lead deputies to believe that the crash was caused by the victim colliding with a deer. At this time, it does not appear that any motor vehicles were involved in the crash and there are no suspicious circumstances. However, if anyone witnessed the crash, they are asked to please call the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency dispatch line at (303) 441-4444.

The case number for this incident is 19-4233.

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/s/ Sergeant Clay Leak