One of the three cyclists injured in yesterday’s bicycle collision at Lake Hefner has died as a result of his injuries. The rider, Bernard Monty Maughan, 68, was travelling westbound when he collided with two cyclists (of a group of four) travelling east. From NewsOK:
Updated 5/2/2012 5:12 PM:
Many have asked me both in comments and emails about the cause of the accident to which I have had no information. However, this was just posted to News9.com:
Police say 68-year-old Bernard Monty Maughan veered into oncoming cyclists on the dam. Maughan was an avid cyclist and ranked as one of the best in his age group in the state.
His friends tell News 9 he suffered a medical emergency moments before the crash which caused him to lose control of his bicycle.
“He died doing what he loved to do and that was riding and racing bicycles,” says Peter Erdoes, who was in Maughan’s cycling club.
“He was always willing to lend a hand to lesser experienced riders,” adds Erdoes.
It is a sad thing to lose such a prominent member of the cycling community and our thoughts are with his friends and family.