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Cyclist hit by truck taken off life support

By Sandra Yi  |  Posted Jul 15th, 2010 @ 4:15pm


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DRAPER -- The bicyclist critically injured when she was hit by a truck Wednesday morning has died.

A family friend confirmed 29-year-old Elizabeth "Bunny" Bradley passed away just after midnight Thursday. Bradley's family had to make the difficult decision to take her off life support.


All who knew Bunny were touched by her generosity, infectious smile and unconditional love that she freely gave.

–Bradley family statement


A statement released Thursday afternoon, said: "The family of Elizabeth 'Bunny' Watson Bradley is so appreciative of the outpouring of love in word and deed at this devastating time for all of us.

"All who knew Bunny were touched by her generosity, infectious smile and unconditional love that she freely gave. She is a glowing example of what a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend is and will be greatly missed by her husband, children, family and friends."

Bradley was hit by a pickup truck in Draper Wednesday morning. Two vehicles collided and then crashed into a group of about 10 women bicycling on Highland Drive near 300 East.

Several other cyclists were hit but were not seriously injured. Police say Bradley was directly hit by the vehicle.

Elizabeth "Bunny" Bradley

Friends say Bradley's family has been overwhelmed by all the love and support from the community. Flowers are piled in the spot where on Highland Drive where she was hit.

"I've just been touched by the outpour of love and condolences and sympathy from every person that probably met her; and it's such a testament to me what a wonderful, wonderful person she is and just how much she will be missed," said Cherie Fries, Bradley's friend.

Fries said she will remember Bradley as thoughtful and kind, saying she loved to give people handwritten cards.

Bradley leaves behind a husband and two daughters, a 3-year-old and a 3-month-old.

"The lat time I saw her, just recently, she said to me, 'Cherie, I am having so much fun with my girls right now.' She said, 'I can't get enough of them. I love them so much,'" Fries said.

Police are still investigating the crash but say, at this point, it appears it was just a tragic accident.

"In this particular circumstance, I don't know that it could have been prevented," said Draper police Sgt. Chad Carpenter. "I mean, it was just one of those things that the accident occurred near where the bicyclists were riding. The bicyclists were doing nothing wrong."

Investigators took blood from both drivers involved in the crash, which is routine when there is a death. They are now waiting on toxicology results.

Once the investigation is complete, police will determine what charges are appropriate in this case.

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