A university official confirmed that a CSU professor was hospitalized in critical condition after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle Sunday.
The Colorado State Patrol said Anthony Simon Turner, 60, was hit by a Dodge Stratus driven by Kathryn Hendren, 67, while riding his bike early Sunday morning, according to the Fort Collins Coloradoan.
According to the same reporting, the state patrol said Hendren was driving south on Colorado 1 when she turned onto Gregory Lake Road and collided with Turner, who was riding west on the same road.
Turner was wearing a helmet and Hendren was wearing her seat belt, Colorado State Patrol told the Coloradoan.
Last fall, the American Veterinary Medical Association honored Turner with the Lifetime Excellence in Research Award. He has been a member of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty since 1977.
His recent research centered on new surgical techniques for spine fusion, aimed at improving the success rate in humans with lower back pain, according to a university press release. He was also researching new rotator cuff surgery techniques.
Turner is in critical condition at Lovelandâ€™s Medical Center of the Rockies.
His wife told CSU that while she is grateful for the large number of e-mails from family, friends and community members, she canâ€™t respond to them all right now.
She also requested that people hold off on sending flowers until her husband is physically able to enjoy them, CSU spokesperson Dell Rae Moellenberg said. Cards are appreciated.
â€œDr. Turner and his family is in our thoughts as he recovers,â€ Moellenberg said, â€œand we wish him a speedy recovery.â€
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