San Francisco (cron) – Ethan Boys, a professional cyclist and the sport’s champion sprinter, died in San Francisco this week, a cycling insider told Nexstar’s KRON on Friday.
He was riding his bike at 4 p.m. Tuesday when he was hit by a car on Alghero Boulevard near the Presidio Golf Course and the Presidio Loop trailhead, according to the U.S. Park Police.
Boys from San Francisco died from his injuries.his Strava Profile It shows that professional cyclists regularly rode the Presidio for training.
The SF Bicycle Federation said the Boys were well-known and well-loved figures in the world of San Francisco biking, especially in the world of track racing. ,” wrote the Union.
“Several eyewitness accounts shared online and picked up by local media show that as Ethan was traveling south through Alghero, a northbound vehicle crossed the center line and entered the oncoming lane. ‘, the Union wrote.
The cyclist was taken to hospital but died. The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to US Park Police.
Stephanie Wald I wrote to the next door that she witnessed a “horrible” accident; “A speeding vehicle heading north veered into oncoming traffic and struck a cyclist,” Wald wrote. According to Wald, the cyclist “slammed headfirst into the windshield.”
At the crash site, a white “ghost bike” was built to honor Boyes. A community meeting is being held at the crash site on Friday night.
Boyes held the national record for the men’s 40-44 sprint. At the 2019 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships, he defended his title and flew the 200 m his time in his trials where he qualified fastest by over half a second. According to USA Cycling, he also dominated sprinting his rounds and never lost.
A USA Cycling official wrote in a statement to KRON: Ethan was the Men’s 40-44 Time Trial and Sprint Masters event He was the track world champion and was also part of the team he won in the fall of 2022. Ethan currently holds several national records in the 1,000m time trial set in 2015. I’m here. Ethan was not only successful in his athletic performance, he was also an outstanding member of the American track cycling community. His loss will be felt in local, regional, national and world events for years to come as it brought a mixture of competition and friendliness to every race.Our thoughts go out to his family. and with loved ones. “
The United States Park Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding Tuesday’s fatal accident on federal land.
City leaders had previously set a Vision Zero goal of eliminating fatal traffic accidents. San Francisco adopted his Vision Zero in 2014, promising to eliminate road deaths by 2024.
A mourner wrote a message on the ghost bike memorial stating that “a drunk driver killed his friend Ethan Boyes.” Investigators did not say whether drunk driving was suspected as a factor in the crash.
The Coalition said on Friday, “One road death is too many. Last year, we experienced the most road deaths on the streets of San Francisco in a decade. For years, our members have called on the City to increase the safety of Alghero Boulevard between Golden Gate Park and the Presidio. The changes will not impact the roads where this fatal collision occurred, but we request that the SFMTA work with us and the community to implement safety improvements as soon as possible.”
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