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Woman Hit by Support Vehicle in Coeur D’Alene’s Ironman Race

An event support vehicle struck 52-year-old Crystal O’Connor in Idaho’s Coeur D’Alene Ironman race on August 28, 2017. O’Connor was participating in the 112-mile bike portion of the race on Highway 95, near Putnam Road, Kootenai County, when she was hit by the vehicle and seriously injured. Authorities reported that due to her injuries, she had to be transported by Life Flight to Kootenai Health hospital. The authorities indicated that O’Connor, who was initially listed in critical condition, is currently in ‘fair condition.’

The Ironman Triathlon is a challenging endurance event involving a series of continuous long-distance races consisted of swimming, bicycling, and a marathon run. This race is hosted in various locations constituting 40 events across the globe, including Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The Ironman Coeur D’Alene was initiated in 2003. This past year was declared its final year.

The driver of the Ironman support vehicle, identified as 65-year-old Michael Fuller, was reportedly not injured by this incident. There has been an ongoing investigation into the cause of this crash by the Kootenai County Sherriff Office.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an accident, the experienced lawyers at the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner can assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 800-594-4884 for your free consultation.


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