On August 20, 2022, at approximately 5:20 p.m., Fort Collins Police were notified of an injury collision between a vehicle and a bicycle at the intersection of S. Taft Hill Road and W. Trilby Road. The collision involved a 2012 Chevrolet Impala driven by an adult male and a gasoline-powered bicycle driven by an adult male. The cyclist suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Due to the severity of the collision, the Fort Collins Police Collision Reconstruction and Scene Handling (CRASH) team responded to resume the investigation. Trilby Road was closed at Thompson Drive and Taft Hill was closed between Harmony Road and 57th Street in Loveland for approximately 5.5 hours while investigators dealt with the scene.
The facts known to be in the investigation at this time are that the Chevrolet Impala was traveling northbound on Taft Hill Road when the gas bike crossed in front of the Impala as it traveled east on the west side of the road and he collided with the Impala. North and southbound traffic has the right of way at this intersection, and east/westbound traffic is controlled by a stop sign. Investigators are trying to determine if the bike didn’t stop at the stop sign or simply didn’t yield. Police are also investigating whether the cyclist was under the influence of alcohol. Police do not suspect any impairment on the part of the driver of the Impala.
“Whatever vehicle you drive, it is imperative that you do so without being under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” Sergeant Mike Avrech said.
Anyone with information about this collision who has not yet spoken to police is asked to call Constable David Kaes at (970) 416 2229.