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Ulster County man dies after his bicycle collides with deer, police say

Posted: August 27, 2009 - 1:47 PM

ULSTER PARK - A 68-year-old man died Thursday morning after his bicycle collided with a deer, the Ulster County Sheriff's Office said.

The man, Warren "Bud" Clarke, of Ulster Park, was riding his bicycle on Pokonoie Road when he struck a deer in the road about 7:22 a.m. Clarke was ejected from the bicycle and suffered cuts and bruises to his head, upper body and legs, police said.

Clarke was wearing a bicycle helmet when the accident happened, police said. He was taken to Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, where he was pronounce dead.

The accident is still under investigation. Anyone with information should call Det. Debra Montgomery at (845) 338-3640.

Adam Bosch
 

Jim Mac

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a helmet is fine, but if you roll and snap vertebrae in your neck, it could quite possibly be all over for you. Hence the birth of Leatt neck braces for many DH riders/racers.
 

Westy

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While doing a charity road ride a deer came flying out of a field and charged right through the middle of a pack of 20 riders. We were rolling a tight double pace line at 25 mph. It was a miracle that not only did no one get hit by the deer but no one crashed trying to avoid it.
 

Jim Mac

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No kidding. When its your time.....
Like what the Drive By Truckers once sang:

"When it comes your time to go, ain't no good way to go about it
Ain't no use in thinking bout it
You'll just drive yourself insane
There comes a time for everything
And the time has come for you to shut your mouth and get your ass on the plane"

(of course, they were referencing Lynard Skynard's fateful plane crash, not a bike wreck).