The driver of a car that hit and killed a Boulder cyclist while riding in Fort Collins on October 8th has finally been issued a municipal citation. Bradley Hansen, 50, was ticketed Nov. 6 for failing to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic when making a left turn, according to a news release from Fort Collins police.
According to Fort Collins police, Fogelberg was riding east on Harmony Road in the bicycle lane when a 2004 Nissan Titan being driven by Hansen made a left turn in front of him on Hinsdale Drive, causing Fogelberg to collide with the front of the truck.
Fogelberg was transported to Medical Center of the Rockies but died at the hospital. His family said Fogelberg worked at Advanced Energy in Fort Collins, and was taking a bike ride after a workout at a gym in Fort Collins when he was hit.
The Fort Collins Bike Co-op and a group of concerned citizens will place a “Ghost Bike” at Hinsdale Drive and Harmony Road Sunday, on November 17th in memory of Jim Fogelberg. A brief ceremony will be held on Sunday, November 17th at 2 p.m. at the corner of Hinsdale Drive and Harmony Road. Ms. Klagstad has said she will attend with her son and with friends and colleagues of Jim along with concerned citizens.
“Ghost Bikes” are often placed in memory of cyclists killed on city streets throughout the world. In response to such spontaneous memorials many cities have developed policies regulating their placement and removal. In Fort Collins ghost bike memorials are allowed for up to thirty days after the “date of the incident.” One can only hope that the lesson will be heeded.