Boulder Ironman Champion Dave Scott sues over recent bike collision
Posted Nov 06 2009 10:00pm
In May of this year six-time Ironman Champion Dave Scott was riding his bike back home when he collided with a 61-year-old driver in a BMW.
Witness at the scene of the accident report that Scott was conscious
and talking after being struck, and that it looked to them like the car
accident had potentially broken Scott' s collar bone or separated his
shoulder with other multiple cuts on his legs and arms.
According to a lawsuit filed in Boulder County District Court, Scott sustained "bodily injuries" and medical expenses because of the illegal U-turn byRamona Sands.
"Scott, 55, alleges in the suit that he began
following Sands' BMW on Boulder' s Poplar Avenue, near Broadway, and
they both turned onto Wonderland Hill Avenue. While he was behind her,
according to the lawsuit, Scott saw Sands slow down or stop several
As they approached the intersection of Wonderland Hill and Linden avenues, Sands pulled over to the far right portion of the road behind two parked
cars, the lawsuit alleges. At that point, according to Scott, Sands
started making a U-turn without signaling.
Scott braked and tried to avoid the car, but crashed into the driver' s side," according to the Boulder Daily Camera.
In September Sands plead guilty to careless driving and was ordered to pay Scott restitution.