Cyclist Hurt in Yesterday's Hefner Crash Succumbs to Injuries – UPDATED

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

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.

via Beloved Cyclist Dies After Crashing Into Other Cyclists In OKC – – Oklahoma City, OK – News, Weather, Video and Sports |.

It is a sad thing to lose such a prominent member of the cycling community and our thoughts are with his friends and family.

6 responses to “Cyclist Hurt in Yesterday's Hefner Crash Succumbs to Injuries – UPDATED”

  1. I am a reporter at KOCO Eyewitness News 5. I have been trying to find members of the bike club Bernard Magham or the other cyclists may have been a part of. I have done a few stories on bike safety in the past and I was hoping someone would be willing to be interviewed about what may have happened or just give us some background on Mr. Magham to personalize our reporting. I can be reached at or 618-1657

  2. Not able to watch the video right now, but did this guy cross the centerline and hit the cyclists? What were the circumstances?

    • I haven’t found any details about the cause of the crash. I do know that Mr. Maughan was an extremely experienced cyclist. I have no information about the other group of cyclists. My only conjecture at this point would be that the wind may have had some influence. Yesterday it was blowing at over 30 mph.

    • I have updated the story to reflect some more information. It appears he may have had a health problem right before the accident.

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