Biker Hit by Car, Airlifted to Hospital
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- A bicyclist was air-lifted to Saint Mary’s hospital on Saturday morning, after crashing his bike into oncoming traffic.
According to monument rangers, just after 8 o’clock Saturday morning, a 37-year old male was riding along the Colorado National Monument, when he lost control of his bike near Cold Shivers Point.
Authorities say he skidded out onto traffic and was hit by a woman driving a Jeep.
A care flight air-lifted the man to Saint Mary’s Hospital, with serious injuries including multiple fractured ribs and a ruptured spleen.
He was riding with another man, who also fell but was fortunate enough to stay away from any traffic. He was rushed to Saint Mary’s with minor injuries and is expected to be ok.
Authorities say the driver in the incident is not at fault.