Roy, UT (October 18, 2021) – 62-year-old Warren Yoshio Watanabe was hit by a car near the entrance to Kent’s Market Shopping Center on Monday at about 8:20 a.m. in Roy.
The Roy Police Department said a woman struck the cyclist as she was making a righthand turn onto 3500 West. The driver then backed up, striking Watanabe a second time. After that, she pulled forward at an angle that missed striking the victim a third time but completely decimated his bicycle.
Watanabe was transported by paramedics to a local hospital with critical injuries, including after 14 broken ribs, a shattered kidney, a damaged liver, and being unable to breathe on his own.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Warren Yoshio Watanabe, at this time.
In Utah, there are some important distinctions between bicycle accidents and car accidents that you need to know. First, bicycles do not carry the same type of liability insurance as motor vehicles.
Second, the injuries sustained by cyclists are typically far more serious. If you are injured while riding a bike, seek immediate medical care so you can determine the full extent of your injuries and what will be needed for you to fully recover.
Third, 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.
Our attorneys know 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 do not 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.
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 Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.
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