UPDATE: Bicyclist Dies Days After Crash; Funeral Planned

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 --- 2:47p.m.

From Cress Funeral Home:

Madison - Tyler Francis Knipfer, age 21, passed away suddenly on October 7, 2012 resulting from the injuries he sustained in an automobile/bike accident.

Upon his passing, Tyler was a organ and tissue donor and was able to help five other individuals in the community.

Tyler enjoyed the working outdoors and nature and working with his hands. He also enjoyed riding his bike and listening to his favorite music.

Tyler is survived by his parents, Bruce (Cathy) Knipfer; a sister, Tanna (Jaime) Hayes and their children, Jamie, Jahiem, Jamal and Angel; his paternal grandparents, Delmer (Julie) Knipfer and his uncle, Rick Pelletier.

Tyler was preceded in death by a brother, Donavon Ivory Cole Knipfer in 2005, a paternal aunt, Terri Knipfer and his maternal grandparents, Patrick and Catherine F. Pelletier.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 401 S. Owen Drive, Madison on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM Noon. A visitation will be held at the Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and also at the church on Friday from 11:00 AM until the time of mass. Burial will conclude at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Cress Funeral Home on behalf of the family.

UPDATED Sunday, October 7, 2012 --- 8:41 p.m.

Press Release from the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office:

The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office is releasing the name of the man who died at a Madison Hospital several days after being involved in a motor vehicle vs. bicycle traffic crash on 10-03-12. This crash occurred on Aberg Avenue at or near Huxley Street in the City of Madison.

The deceased bicycle operator is identified as:

Madison, WI

A forensic autopsy will be completed at the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday October 8, 2012.

This case remains under investigation by the City of Madison Police Department and the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office.


UPDATED: Saturday, October 6, 2012 --- 4:34p.m.

The family of Tyler Knipfer tells NBC15 that their son passed away Friday at the hospital. A fund has been set up in his name, the details are below.

Westminster Presbyterian Church
4100 Nakoma Rd.
Madison, WI. 53711
Please add: Donation for Tyler Knipfer, in the memo line


UPDATED: Thursday, October 4, 2012 --- 9:47p.m.

Release from Madison Police Department:

Incident Date 10/03/2012 - 5:00 PM
Address Aberg Ave. @ Huxley St.
Victim Male, age 21, Madison

A 21-year old bicyclist was transported by helicopter to a hospital after sustaining life-threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon. He was peddling westbound on Aberg Ave. when he was struck by a car that was turning eastbound from Huxley St. onto Aberg Ave. The accident is under investigation by the MPD.


UPDATED: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 --- 6:25p.m.

Release from City of Madison Fire Department:

City of Madison firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene of a crash involving a biker and a passenger car this evening. Crews were dispatched at 5:00 p.m. to the intersection of Aberg Ave. and Huxley. They arrived to find the biker pinned beneath the vehicle.

Crews from Ladder 8, Engine 10, and Engine 3 extricated the victim using inflatable bags to lift the weight of the car.

The Department recently completed updated training in the use of the bags for extrication and completed the job within minutes.

Med Flight was called to the scene for transport of the patient. Engine Company 3 coordinated the landing.

Madison paramedics attended to the patient until Med Flight's arrival. Among the tools MFD medics are now using for trauma patients is a video laryngoscope. This is a new device that can facilitate a more accurate intubation without soft tissue manipulation.

The patient was transported via Med Flight to UW Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center.


Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 --- 6:14p.m.

Information from Madison Police:

Police say a man on a bike was hit by a vehicle Wednesday evening.

The crash happened around 5:30p.m. on Huxley St. and Aberg Ave in Madison.

The man was taken by Med Flight to the hospital with severe injuries.

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