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Bountiful, UT (October 06, 2022) – A 13-year-old boy is at Primary Children’s Hospital after he was hit by a driver while riding his bike on Wednesday, October 5th in Davis County.

The incident occurred at the intersection of 2600 South and 500 West, in the area of South Davis Junior High School when a driver making a righthand turn onto 500 West failed to see the boy crossing the street and struck him. 

The type of vehicle involved has not been confirmed by the police. 

Officials said the child sustained multiple bone breaks and fractures, as well as a collapsed lung. 

He was taken by paramedics to Primary Children’s Hospital and is currently listed in stable condition.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Bicycle Accidents in Utah

Watching out for bicycle riders is, unfortunately, not a priority for every driver on Utah’s roadways. 

Our Utah bicycle accident attorneys have represented a broad range of bike crash victims who have endured serious injuries such as: 

  • Concussions/Traumatic brain injuries
  • Injuries to the spinal cord
  • Injuries to the neck or back
  • Contusions/Lacerations
  • Road rash
  • Fractured or broken bones 
  • Paralysis
  • Internal organ damage/Internal bleeding

Drivers have a lot of responsibilities such as paying attention to other vehicles, stop lights, road signage, and pedestrians. Unfortunately, it is also quite typical for drivers to be changing the radio, making a phone call, putting on makeup, having a bite to eat, or engaging in countless other forms of distraction. 

Utah also has a considerable number of poorly maintained roadways and more than its fair share of drivers who are openly hostile. Combine that with a restricted number of bike lanes, frequently changing weather patterns, and deep-seated issues with the state’s infrastructure and you have a recipe for disaster. 

If you or a family member were recently injured in a bicycle accident, you need a Utah bicycle accident attorney who has decades of experience fighting these claims.  

At Jardine Law Offices, we have built our respected reputation, in part, by successfully representing the victims of Utah bicycle accidents. If you were hurt in a bicycle accident because of another’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a no-obligation case assessment to see how we can help you.

Notes: The details and information utilized to create this post were gathered through the use of secondary sources. The details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by the writing staff at Jardine Law Offices. These sources include but are not limited to newspaper stories, local news sources, local and state police reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Farmington and Salt Lake City, Utah. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact us right away so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed, please let us know and we will remove it as soon as possible. 

Disclaimers: The attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have worked hard through the years to build a solid business reputation in the community. We write about these serious incidents to bring awareness about the dangers associated with driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being involved in a serious accident themselves. This story is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not taken from the scene of this accident.