Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Driver Ticketed In Dave Scott Accident

Boulder police ticketed the 61-year-old driver in the bike-versus-car accident that injured Dave Scott, a six-time Ironman world champion and triathlon coach.

Scott was injured Sunday afternoon while riding his bike on Wonderland Hill Avenue near Linden Avenue. Police said Ramona Sands, of Boulder, was driving slowly while looking for an open house and, thinking she had passed it, made a U-turn.

She told police that she heard someone shouting as she was turning left and stopped her car. Police said Scott, who estimated that he was going about 24 miles per hour, couldn't brake fast enough and hit the side of Sands' car.

Sands was ticketed with careless driving causing bodily injury. Police said Scott dislocated his shoulder, broke his wrist and broke his finger.

Friends said Scott spent Sunday night at Boulder Community Hospital and underwent surgery on his shoulder Monday at the Steadman Hawkins Clinics in Vail.

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