Roy, UT (September 21, 2021) – A man was critically injured on Monday, September 20th when an elderly driver struck him with her car while he was riding his bicycle in Weber County.
A statement from a Roy Police Department Master Officer said that a 77-year-old woman ran over the 62-year-old man twice. The accident took place at about 8:20 a.m. on 3500 West at the entrance to Kent’s Market.
A security camera at a local restaurant caught the incident on tape. The footage is currently being reviewed by police as part of their investigation.
The video has confirmed that the woman struck the rider as she was making a righthand turn onto 3500 West. She then put her car in reverse and backed over the cyclist again. Following that, she pulled forward again, this time at an angle that missed the man but ran directly over the bike.
Officials said dispatch received multiple calls reporting the accident. The security tape shows that officers arrived in just three minutes and emergency medics in about five.
Life-saving measures were performed and were able to revive the victim. The most recent report from the hospital indicates that he is in critical condition.
Due to the seriousness of the accident, officers checked to make sure the driver was not under the influence. This accident is under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Our attorneys understand the dangers faced by people who enjoy riding bicycles. In the absence of a two-ton metal shield for protection, bicyclists are some of the most vulnerable passengers on Utah’s roadways. Additionally, a lot of drivers don’t give riders the space and the respect to which they are entitled.
If you have been injured during a bicycle accident, you deserve the best possible outcome in your case.
In the state of Utah, there are some notable distinctions between car accidents and bicycle accidents that you need to be aware of. First, bicycles do not carry the same kind of liability insurance as motor vehicles.
Second, the injuries sustained by cyclists are usually much more severe. If you are injured while riding a bike, seek immediate medical care so you can learn the full extent of your injuries and what it will take for you to make a full recovery.
Third, we strongly urge you to hire an experienced bicycle accident attorney who knows how the different types of insurance apply in these cases and who has a reputation for taking cases to trial for maximum financial compensation.
Speaking with a bicycle accident attorney in Roy as soon as possible is a key component in building a successful claim. Our bicycle injury lawyers are prepared to walk you through all your legal options and devise a strategy that gets you the highest amount of financial compensation possible.
At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Roy personal injury lawyers fight aggressively to ensure our clients get the justice they rightfully deserve. Our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys review the circumstances surrounding each of our client’s cases to determine the most appropriate course of action.
If you have been injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our Roy personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.
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