Elizabeth "Bunny" Bradley participating in her first Triathalon two weeks ago.
As many of you have probably heard, yesterday morning just before 7:00 am Elizabeth "Bunny" Bradley was struck head on by a pick up truck while riding with the women's group ride on Highland Drive in Draper. A truck drifted across the yellow line into oncoming traffic, collided with another car, and then continued on to hit Bunny head on. Other riders were injured but Bunny took the brunt of it.
Bunny was immediately attended to at the scene by passers by with medical experience, and then the EMTs who arrived. Within 15-20 minutes Life Flight arrived and transported her to University Hospital where the surgeons in the ICU did all the could to alleviate the swelling in her brain caused by the head-on collision with the truck. Unfortunately the trauma was too great, and shortly after midnight Bunny passed away.
This is a great loss for many in the Skullcandy cycling community. Bunny is family to many of us, and to others she was a great friend and inspiration. Although Bunny was relatively new to cycling as a sport, she was a strong and determined athlete with an infectious smile and positive attitude. She will be greatly missed.
Our thanks and gratitude go out to all those who stopped to help Bunny after the initial collision, the EMTs and Life Flight staff who arrived at the scene and transported Bunny to the hospital, and the surgeons and nurses who attended to her at the hospital.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to all of Bunny's family and friends, as well as to the other women who were injured at the accident.
Bunny leaves behind her husband and 2 young daughters. The family is collecting memories and pictures that you may have of Bunny to put together for her daughters. If you have anything you would like to share you can email it to:
Donations are also being accepted at Zions Bank under the Bunny Bradley Donations.