A bicyclist and a jogger went bump in the early hours of April 19.
The question, however, is did they run into each other? If not, who or what caused them both to suffer multiple injuries?Neither Brent Ekins, the biker, nor Larry Bradshaw, the runner, can remember what happened to them. Mapleton Police Sgt. Sean Davis said the theory is that they collided sometime between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.
Bradshaw, 53, Mapleton, left his house at 5 a.m. for his usual morning jog. He typically runs for 40 minutes.
On this day he returned home about 21/2 hours later. He had no recollection of where he had been. His jaw was broken in two places, and he had a broken finger and a black eye.
Ekins, 39, Springville, also left his house at 5 a.m. He returned home about 5:30 a.m. with a broken tailbone, back pain and a slight concussion. He also suffered a loss of memory. His bicycle was not damaged, Davis said.
"Their paths definitely crossed," Davis said. "They both were in the area of 1200 South and 1000 West."
But Davis said Bradshaw doesn't believe he and Ekins could have run into each other. Bradshaw told police he couldn't have run fast enough to be at the location where a collision might have occurred, Davis said.
How the two men were injured remains a mystery.
"I think it's an odd one," Davis said. "I hope somebody saw something."
An investigation is continuing.