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MORRISON, Colo. (CBS4) – Safety warning signs are up in Lair o’ the Bear Park as Jefferson County deputies investigate an unusual hit-and-run incident. The popular park is located just west of Red Rocks Park and the town of Morrison.

An 86-year-old hiker was walking along the Caster Cutoff trail in the morning on Sept. 10 when he heard a bicyclist approaching and tried to move over. The cyclist wound up hitting and injuring him.

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The cyclist shouted out a question: “Are you alright?” The hiker said no, but the cyclist still rode off. The man wound up with suffered several cuts and a fractured elbow.

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(credit: CBS)

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is now asking for help tracking that cyslist down. He is described as being a white man in his 20s or 30s, and he wasn’t wearing a bike helmet. If caught he could face a felony assault charge.

People who frequent the trail told CBS4 this week they’ll be keeping an eye out for such a person.

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(credit: CBS)

“We use this trail a lot and it’s sad that one guy makes the rest of us look bad,” Crystal Deboer told CBS4.

The new signs that have been placed in the park warn of “discourteous mountain bikers in the area.” Trail rules state that pedestrians must yield to horses and their riders and cylists must yield to both horse riders and pedestrians.

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  1. Chuck says:

    There are more than just a few non courteous bicycle riders around town. When are the law enforcement folks going to enforce the road rules that bicycle riders routinely and flagrantly disobey
    Such as: Running stop signs, running red lights. Riding in Pedestrian crosswalks. Speeding in neighborhood 25 mph zones. ETC.

  2. mjvande says:

    All mountain bikers are discourteous! Mountain biking, by its very nature, is rude to wildlife and all other trail users.

    Mike

    http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/09/23/cyclist-could-face-serious-charges-if-caught-after-trail-hit-run/

    Biker Who Hit Hiker Could Face Serious Charges If Caught

    September 23, 2016 11:24 AM

    MORRISON, Colo. (CBS4) – Safety warning signs are up in Lair o’ the Bear Park as Jefferson County deputies investigate an unusual hit-and-run incident. The popular park is located just west of Red Rocks Park and the town of Morrison.

    An 86-year-old hiker was walking along the Caster Cutoff trail in the morning on Sept. 10 when he heard a bicyclist approaching and tried to move over. The cyclist wound up hitting and injuring him.

    The cyclist shouted out a question: “Are you alright?” The hiker said no, but the cyclist still rode off. The man wound up with suffered several cuts and a fractured elbow.

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is now asking for help tracking that cyclist down. He is described as being a white man in his 20s or 30s, and he wasn’t wearing a bike helmet. If caught he could face a felony assault charge.

    People who frequent the trail told CBS4 this week they’ll be keeping an eye out for such a person.

    “We use this trail a lot and it’s sad that one guy makes the rest of us look bad,” Crystal Deboer told CBS4.

    The new signs that have been placed in the park warn of “discourteous mountain bikers in the area.” Trail rules state that pedestrians must yield to horses and their riders and cylists must yield to both horse riders and pedestrians.

  3. RS says:

    It’s very unfortunate but since it was not deliberate, how can it be ‘assault’?
    And possibly the bicyclist misheard the older man – or the old man misheard the question asked of him – and the cyclist thought he was OK.

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