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After Being Hit By A Truck In Madison, Clinton Cyclist In Critical Condition

Anyone who witnessed accident Saturday is asked to contact police.

A bicyclist was hit by a truck on Boston Post Road, near the intersection of Neck Road on Saturday around 11:43 a.m., Madison police say.

The cyclist, Colleen Kelly, 36, of Clinton, was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital and is in critical condition, police say.

Officers from the Madison Police Department along with Madison EMS and Madison Hose Co. No. 1 responded to the call, near the small shopping plaza where the Old School House Deli is located along with several other retail stores.

The vehicle involved was operated by Jesus Bermudez, 60, of East Hartford. Bermudez was operating a large delivery truck.

The cause of this accident is still under investigation.  Any witnesses are urged to contact Sgt. Bryan Baxter of the Madison Police Department: 203-245-2721

Editor's note: This article was changed Tuesday, Nov. 15 to reflect the correct spelling of Kelly's last name.

Pem McNerney November 10, 2011 at 02:11 AM
Bill, thank you so much for letting us know.
Pem McNerney November 15, 2011 at 12:43 PM
Here is some more information about Colleen. She's fighting hard to recover and could use our help: http://patch.com/A-nBkc
Colleen Kelly Alexander July 07, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Hi Laura, I am the cyclist. Can you ask your husband to email me? I would like to say thank you. colleenkalexander@gmail.com With perseverance, Colleen
fummin August 05, 2012 at 07:09 PM
.. Yes sidewalks are for walkers . roadways are for cars. sorry the young lady was injured, not aware of the circumstances or the area. As others have stated, too often bikes wish to engage in actions that only place themselves in peril. earlier post shows the mindset of some who have little regard for their own safety. You do not have the same rights as a motor vehicle.Even if you did, YOU LOSE when you come in contact with a vehicle whether your in the right or not, YOU LOSE! wish to ride a bike in the road , take your chances so please keep in mind! .. keep to the RIGHT of the white shoulder line... Ride single file..PLEASE, keep out of the traffic lanes at traffic lights and stop signs, you have ABSOLUTELY no business getting in the middle of traffic, all you are doing is to increase your chances of becoming a hood ornament by 100 times.You cannot be seen like a vehicle, you cannot accelerate like a vehicle, PLEASE, keep out of traffic, YOU DO NOT BELONG THERE especially if you like living. Once these bicyclists learn and understand that a two thousand pounds of steel wins physically against twenty , there may be fewer accidents. If I encounter a bicyclist riding properly to the side of the road, the hell with 3 ft, I will give him 10 if I can.The "Lance Armstrong" wannabees who insist on owning the road will get the horn/ and or a piece of my mind. bike lane or widen shoulder? YES. Bikes on sidewalk, Yes, all for it, it is their responsibility to ride cautiously.
Pem McNerney August 09, 2012 at 04:28 PM
@fummin ... We all have a responsibility to ride safely, bikers and car drivers. Car drivers have a bigger responsibility because a car is bigger than a bike. Roads are for people, not just for cars.

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