Club Member Ken Kelley
On this morning’s Velo Slo-Mo ride, our ride leader, Ken Kelley had a head-on with another bicyclist on the bike path. Ken was knocked over backwards and landed encased by parts of his bike.
Ken was about 10’ in front of me. We had descended the Barnett Rd overpass heading to Bear Creek Park– the end of the day’s ride. On a slight up hill curve heading up to the Park, this guy zooms around the curve and comes into view about 12’ ahead of Ken. Ken was moving slowly and I suspect he assumed the oncoming fast guy would swerve around him. That’s what I anticipated he’d do. Instead, he drove directly into Ken. Ken flipped up and was thrown backwards with the guy and his bike landing on top of him.
He was unconscious for some 10 minutes with blood coming from his nose and mouth.
The fellow who collided with him landed on top of Ken and was quick to get up and after collecting his bike, said he’d rush off for help. That’s the last we saw of him. He was 30ish and hippy looking.
A 911 call brought EMT assistance in minutes. They braced his neck and untangled him from his bike and onto a board and from there to an ambulance.
Two hours later, I just spoke with him and his wife in ER. He’s ok but still has a problem with his arm. They’ll keep him overnight.