Mom seeks info about accident
Parkite Bri Klug doesn’t remember crashing on her bicycle near the Basin Recreation Field House May 15 at about 6 p.m.
"I’m trying to put this puzzle together for her," said Park City resident Naomi Rose, who is the injured 41-year-old woman’s mother. "Somebody knows I don’t think she was hit, but I believe somebody got close enough that she had to take evasive action and that’s what caused her to fall."
Rose wants anyone who witnessed the accident to step forward.
"[Klug] had her stitches taken out of her face [May 23]," Rose said in a telephone interview.
Road rash from the crash will quickly heal, but Klug’s head injuries could keep her from competing in triathlons this summer.
"She was unconscious and we spent the weekend in intensive care," Rose said about the accident that occurred on a Friday.
Klug was riding east on Highland Drive near the Swaner Nature Preserve at the time of the crash.
"Somebody goes this way all the time," Rose said. "The traffic over there at that time of day is extremely heavy."
The experienced cyclist insisted she did not crash on her own, Rose said.
"She is a formidable racer and she was training," Rose said. "We think she might have been hit because she doesn’t fall off her bike."
People have called with conflicting information about the crash, Rose said, adding that, "if they saw anything we want them to call."
"[Klug’s] memory is kind of foggy and her impulse control is not that good," Rose said.
But other than crooked handlebars, Rose said the accident did not damage her daughter’s road bike.
"I have a girl who lost eight hours of her life," Rose said.
Klug owns Park City Gallery and Frame on Bonanza Drive and swims at Ecker Hill Aquatic Center training for triathlons.
"Everybody knows her at the pool," Rose said.
Anyone with information about the crash is encouraged to call Rose at (435) 658-4643.
Two people indicated in interviews they are considering mounting campaigns for the Park City Council, a signal the City Hall election could attract an intriguing slate of candidates in a year when the majority of the five seats are on the ballot.