COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Two cyclists in Colorado Springs were hurt last week after someone booby trapped a suburban bike trail. The criminals tied some sort of string across a bridge on the Rock Island Trail.
The cyclists — Nard Claar and Zac Chapman — were riding full speed when they hit the line. One was thrown over his handlebars.READ MORE: Colorado Senators Pass COVID Relief Bill As State GOP Leaders Blast Passage
“It’s a criminal act and a very violent act. If I wasn’t wearing a helmet or even if a little bit of different action with a helmet I could have been killed,” said Nard Claar.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: National Jewish Administers Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Claar, 69, said he was knocked out and has memory loss from the impact. He also dislocated his shoulder, broke his clavicle and broke several ribs. Chapman told the Colorado Springs Independent he screamed Claar’s name and hit his brakes but it was too late for either of them to avoid getting hurt.MORE NEWS: Police: Kyle Daugherty Drove Stolen Aston Martin To Dealership, Fraudulently Paid For Porsche
Colorado Springs police are investigating the case and asking anyone who saw anything on the Rock Island Trail to contact them.