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Injured Ironman Dave Scott gets well wishes from Lance Armstrong

Posted May 20 2009 11:12am

Lancetwitter It didn' t take long for the news of Dave Scott' s bike accident to reach Lance Armstrong.

On his twitter page today Lance Armstrong wrote:

"I hear Ironman legend Dave Scott had a nasty crash yesterday. Wishing him well. He was one of my idols growing up."

Scott was struck by a car in the Wonderland Hill area of Boulder, Colorado and had surgery yesterday on his shoulder blade at the Steadman Hawkins Clinics in Vail.

Ironically it was just last week that Colorado enacted a new bike safety law mandating that drivers have to give cyclist at least three feet of room when passing or face a possible $110 ticket.

The legislation was signed into law by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter who said in a written statement, "One of the great things about Colorado is that so many people love to bike," But it also means that cyclists and motorists alike must take extra precautions so that we can share the road safely. This new law will enhance safety for everyone."

Witness at the scene said that it looked like a late model BMW SUV was making a u-turn on Linden Ave when the car hit Scott.

"The car had a pretty big dent," Jimmy Archer who arrived after the accident said.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera:

" Friends said Scott spent Sunday night at Boulder Community Hospital.

Boulder police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley could not locate an official report of the accident, saying it likely hasn' t been completed yet. She had no information on whether anyone was ticketed."

Unconfirmed reports suggest that Scott also broke his finger and wrist during the accident.

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