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Ford F-150 Raptor Driven By Mechanic Hits And Kills Cyclist

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Just yesterday, Ford Authority reported on an accident involving a Ford Super Duty pickup that collided with six cyclists in Waller Country Texas, two of whom suffered severe injuries as a result. These types of incidents are unfortunately all too common these days, due mainly to aggressive and distracted driving, and now, it has happened again. This time, however, the accident involves a Ford F-150 Raptor, and sadly, the cyclist it struck did not survive, according to 9 News.

According to the Colorado State Patrol (CSP), the Ford F-150 Raptor driver was a 19-year-old mechanic who was test driving the truck at the time of the accident. The pickup was traveling down the east frontage road of Interstate 25 in Castle Rock, Colorado when it struck the cyclist from behind. The cyclist was heading north in the right turn lane when the Raptor driver crossed into his lane and hit him.

The 26-year-old cyclist was wearing a helmet but sadly died at the scene. CSP is currently investigating what caused the crash but believes that the Raptor driver could have been speeding when he struck the cyclist. As of this writing, no arrests have been made, as the crash is still under investigation. This is the second bicyclist killed after being struck by a vehicle in Colorado in recent weeks, following the death of a 78-year-old man in Longmont earlier this month.

Unfortunately, these types of accidents are far too common these days as more and more people take to the roads on bicycles. But at the very least, we can use them as important reminders to keep an eye out for not only bicyclists, but motorcycles, scooters, and pedestrians when we’re out driving around.

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Comments

  1. NCEcoBoost

    There’s a simple reason why Ford is now the subject of all things tragic. Because it’s had so many poor launches, a ton of recalls and makes the absolute worst decisions, time after time, of any manufacturer (barely worse than Hyundai-Kia-Genesis). And, yes, I own a Ford, so shut it. Ford’s become the fashionable automotive laughing stock all over the internet.

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    1. commbubba19

      your comment has no bearing on stupid people and stupid actions. you may not agree with ford’s business decisions but stupid things like above could have happened to any person driving any particular vehicle.

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    2. Richard

      You are very misinformed. Take your comments somewhere else.

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      1. Shawn

        You must be the gatekeeper here I take it.

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  2. The Gentle Grizzly

    Many cyclists feel they must do battle with the evil nasty vehicle drivers. Likely not the case here, but something to consider.

    Now, let’s address something else, ALL off the light and medium duty truck makers are guilty of this. They have the front clup designed so high that one can’t see what is near to them over the hood. Contrast today’s trucks, say, ones from the 1990s. Visibility was FAR superior. The older trucks were easier to step into because they weren’t all built with artificially high suspensions.

    There is no excuse for these 20-story high front ends except for appeal to those with size problem. The engines of today’s trucks are not physically bigger; are in some cases smaller. Much of the smog plumbing is gone, replaced by electronic engine control. So, it is mot a matter of needed space. It’s all style and vanity.

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    1. commbubba19

      i agree that visibility is a concern with large trucks. likely a factor in the above accident. however increasing visibility won’t be the solution brought forth. new technologies for pedestrian and bicycle detection will be introduced because we can’t be trusted obviously to drive responsibly. mainly due to the distraction by technology.

      i ride but only on dedicated bike paths. never on roads shared by vehicles. why? i don’t have a death wish and a painted line on a road isn’t going to save me from getting killed or injured. i know riders think they have the ‘right’ to ride on the street but to act so surprised when something like this happens is just ignorant.

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  3. Chas

    This is Ford news?!? Tragic but who cares, accidents always have and always will happen!

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    1. commbubba19

      again pointless comment. this is a ford blog dedicated to Ford news. in this case this accident involved a ford vehicle being serviced by a ford dealer. if you don’t want to read the article, don’t click and certainly don’t waste your time replying.

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  4. Mortimer Duke

    Amid all the inane sniping, the most relevant point is overlooked that this AND the article posted yesterday about a Texas incident involved teenagers at the wheel who are, by definition, inexperienced and immature.

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  5. the dude

    Living in Downtown Denver, scooter riders are horribly reckless and willingly ride the opposite way down streets.

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  6. Bill

    We don’t know all the facts of this case and shouldn’t be making assumptions about whose fault this was. All traffic fatalities are tragic, but that does not mean that those who survive are the ones to blame.

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  7. Titus

    Stay off your phone [texting] & Satisfying [EGO].

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  8. MalibuRam

    That Mechanic was sending that Raptor sucks somebody got killed in the process

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  9. Tom

    Unbelievable.

    This happened 10 days ago.

    Nearly zero news coverage.

    Name of dealer not released.

    Name of driver not released.

    Name of victim not released.

    It’s being buried for some reason.

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