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Colorado Lawmaker Injured When Struck By Car
Thu Jul 15, 2004
Source: Bicycle Retailer

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO - Colorado State Representative Greg Brophy, sponsor of the Colorado Safe Routes to School Bill, was struck on his bike by a motorist in Steamboat Springs on July 1. An avid cyclist, he was participating in the 376-mile Bicycle Tour of Colorado.

The 37-year-old, first-term lawmaker was hospitalized with a broken left ankle, a broken right femur and some bumps and bruises. He underwent an operation to insert a titanium rod in his right leg.

Brophy was riding through an intersection when the driver, heading in the opposite direction, turned left and struck him with the front of his vehicle. Brandt Vanderbosch, 33, the driver of a 2000 Jeep Wrangler, was ticketed for failing to yield to oncoming traffic.

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