Three Injured in Lake Hefner Bike Collision

Updated 5/2/2012: It has now been reported that one cyclist has died from his injuries.  Details here.

The Oklahoman is reporting that three cyclists were injured tonight at around 7:00 PM on Lake Hefner dam:

About 7 p.m., four bicyclists were traveling east at the Lake Hefner Dam when a 70-year-old man bicycling west collided with two of them, Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman Lara O’Leary said.

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The 70 year old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition while the other two cyclists suffered more minor injuries but were also taken to the hospital.

KOCO states that the accident happened on the north side of the lake on the dam, but I am having a hard time picturing how such a head on collision could happen in that spot.  I do know that most of my close calls happen on the trails so please be careful out there.

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