This one out of Boulder, Colorado.
A founding member of the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society was killed Friday when a dump truck pulling a trailer loaded with construction equipment hit him as he was riding his bike near Boulder, where he lived.
Eugene Philip Howrey, 73, was thrown about 36 feet from the impact, said Cpl. Eric Wynn with the Colorado State Patrol. He was declared dead at the scene. He had been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Howrey, known as Phil to friends and family, moved from the Ann Arbor area to Boulder several years ago.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates that the truck driver, Christopher G. Loven, 45, of Boulder County, failed to yield the right of way, Wynn said.
Loven was driving west on Lefthand Canyon Road, while Howrey was riding east, Wynn said. The truck hit Howrey’s bike as Loven attempted to turn left onto southbound Olde Stage Road shortly after noon, he said. Howrey swerved to try to avoid the crash, he said. The investigation is continuing, and no charges have been filed, Wynn said.
Keep the rubber side down out there.by