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Old 04-21-13, 10:28 AM   #1
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Any News on American RIver Bike Trail Crash Yesterday (Saturday the 20th)

Passed a group of riders tending to a downed cyclist on the ARBT ... an ambulance responded and just wondering if he is ok?
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Old 04-25-13, 11:14 AM   #2
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here is what I know from my wife. One of her co-workers was riding on the trail with his daughter...and a guy going the opposite direction was clipped from behind and fell into the middle of the trail...he was run over by a few cyclists...and the co-worker of my wifes...sustained a broken arm from the incident. He said the other guy was run over at least twice by other cyclist...who could not get stop etc...
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Whereabouts on the bike trail was this accident? I commute on it a couple of times a week, and often ride part of it on weekends.
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The accident I saw was near the Sunrise boat launch, I think they call it the upper sunrise boat launch.......
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Yup. I know that part of the trail pretty well (since I enter and exit the trail at the Sunrise Pedestrian Bridge for my commute. It's pretty flat (and fast), with enough curves and other obstacles (access to the boat launch ramp, the bollard in the middle, access to the bridge) that it's not hard for me to imagine someone coming up on a slower rider and not having room to maneuver around, especially with all the pedestrians around).

Hope the guy with the broken arm is on the mend.
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No good for wildlife encounters either; one of the Bike Hiker riders broke his collarbone along that section after t-boning a deer on a Tuesday Night Ride last summer/fall.
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I see quite a few deer along that section of the trail on my way in to work (<6:30 am). Not so many on the way home, but then, it's pretty early for them to be coming out then (5-6 pm). Last week a young buck (based on the size of the antlers) was right off the side of the trail staring at me, with an look that said: "Come on, Bring it!". I gave him plenty of room.
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