Beloved Grad Dies in Denver Bicycle Accident

Gelseigh Karl-Cannon, a recent graduate of Columbia College in Denver, died in a bicycle accident in Denver’s Cherry Creek North neighborhood. Karl-Cannon, 23, was active in 4Local, a program dedicated to providing healthy, organic meals to Columbia students.

She was biking west on First Avenue. Police suspect that she hit a curb and fell, and an approaching truck hit her. The driver told police: “The light had just turned green and I started to go and then I heard a female screaming.” She was transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead. Police do not expect the truck driver to face charges.

Comments on blogs and news outlets expressed sympathy for her friends and loved ones. Students who shared classes with Karl-Cannon remembered her infectious spirit, and many agreed that the accident extinguished a life that had a lot of potential.

Sadly, Karl-Cannon is not the first person to die in a Denver bicycle accident this year. Dan Peterson, a 30-year-old from Wisconsin, died in a hit-and-run accident that Denver police have yet to solve. The Denver Regional Council of Governments released a study about the area’s 2,167 traffic deaths between 2001 and 2010; of those, 3 percent (53 people) were riding bikes.

Did you lose a loved one in a fatal bicycle accident? We can investigate the scene and find out who is to blame for your loved one’s passing. Contact our office today and schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can help.

Metier Law Firm, LLCDenver injury attorneys

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