The father of Garmin-Chipotle sprinter Tyler Farrar was critically injured in a collision with a driver on Wednesday morning. Ed Farrar, an orthopedic surgeon and bicycling enthusiast, was riding his bike in Wenatchee, Washington State, when a driver crossed the centre line and struck him. He underwent surgery at the Central Washington Hospital for "a serious spine injury," according to the Wenatchee World.
Reports said the driver, 56-year-old security guard Andrew Sandoval, was driving his patrol vehicle when he "dropped his clipboard down to the floorboard" and took his eyes off the road before crossing into the oncoming lane where Farrar was riding.
Farrar's condition was upgraded Thursday afternoon from critical to serious, according to the publication.
The Cyclingnews staff extends its wishes to Mr. Farrar for a speedy recovery.