GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A 37-year-old Grand Junction man was critically injured when he crashed his bicycle and was run over by an SUV while descending a hill at Colorado National Monument.
Ranger Joel Barnett tells the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel the man, whose name has not been released, had cleared a long straightaway in the east end of the park but lost control while trying to negotiate a switchback Saturday morning. The man slid about 20 feet along the road before he was run over by an oncoming Jeep. He suffered multiple rib fractures and a ruptured spleen, among other injuries that Barnett described as life-threatening.
Barnett says the woman driving the Jeep did not have any time to stop before hitting the man, and criminal charges are not expected.
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