Cyclist sought for clipping 86-year-old, leaving scene

JEFFERSON COUNTY - An 86-year-old man has a fractured elbow after he says a bicyclist clipped him, knocking him over.

It happened on Sept. 10 just before 8 a.m. The victim, Ernest Kuepper, told authorities he was walking on the Castor Cutoff Trail about a half mile from the parking lot when he heard a bicycle approaching from behind.

He said he tried to get off the trail to avoid being hit, but his right shoulder came in contact with the cyclist's left shoulder, knocking the 86-year-old to the ground, fracturing his elbow and cutting his face.

As the cyclist continued past Kuepper, he shouted “Are you alright?” But when Kuepper responded that he was not OK, the cyclist simply rode away.

Kuepper says the cyclist did not otherwise alert him of his approach.

Deputies are now looking for the cyclist, who was only described as a white male, 25 to 30 years old, who was wearing dark clothing and a baseball hat.

He was not wearing a bike helmet.

The cyclist faces charges of second-degree assault, a class 4 felony.

Anyone with information is urged to call the sheriff’s office tip line at 303-271-5612, or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

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