Murray, UT (May 08, 2022) – On Saturday, May 7th, a man was killed after he was struck by a FrontRunner train while riding his bicycle through a crossing.
At about 7:30 p.m., a pizza delivery man was riding an e-bike near 4500 South. According to a spokesman for the Utah Transit Authority, the man waited until a northbound Union Pacific train had gone by, but did not see the train approaching from the other direction. As he rode across the tracks, he was struck by a southbound FrontRunner.
The victim has since been identified as 20-year-old Eryx Lynch.
FrontRunner service was temporarily stopped between the Murray Central and Salt Lake Central stations due to the incident. Service between Provo and Murray also underwent some delays.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Eryx Lynch, at this time.
The last twenty years or so have yielded some intriguing trends when it comes to bicycling. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that, in just the last 10 years, recreational bicycling has risen greatly in popularity across the United States in both the number of overall enthusiasts and as a percentage of the population. As a regular mode of transportation, however, bikes are only used by roughly 1% of the population. Even though there are far fewer cyclists on the road than drivers, it is not without its dangers.
Nationwide, the most recent statistics, which are from 2020, show that over 600 bicycle riders were killed, and a further 48,000 sustained injuries during motor vehicle collisions. 2018 was the deadliest year for riding enthusiasts with more than 850 fatalities on record.
An average of six bicycle riders are killed, and 850 are severely hurt in the state of Utah every year. Almost 60% of cyclists involved in a collision with an automobile are 19-years-old or younger and almost 80% of them are male.
The state of Utah has no law that requires riders to wear a helmet while on a bike. In states that do have helmet laws, data shows that helmet usage is nearly 9% higher. Wearing a helmet can decrease a rider’s risk of a head injury by almost 85%.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, we want you to see a positive outcome to your claim.
Meeting with a bicycle injury attorney in Murray as soon as you are able is a major part of assembling a successful personal injury case. Our bike accident lawyers are prepared to walk you through your legal alternatives and devise a foolproof strategy that will ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Our Murray personal injury lawyers at Jardine Law Offices P.C. P. C., work hard to make sure our injured clients get the justice they deserve. Our knowledgeable and reliable attorneys will examine the events pertaining to your case to select the most practical plan of action.
If you were hurt in a bicycle crash by another’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to make an appointment for your no-obligation case assessment to see how we can help you.
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