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Salt Lake City, UT (June 24, 2022) – A woman is in the hospital after she was hit by the driver of a van while enjoying a bike ride in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 24th. 

According to sources, the accident took place at about 12:00 p.m. in the area of North Temple Street and Redwood Road. Upon their arrival, responders found the injured woman lying in the roadway. 

The 64-year-old woman was taken by paramedics to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

According to officials, the van was heading northbound on Redwood Road when the driver struck the woman as she was riding her bicycle. 

The driver of the van stayed on the scene and is cooperating with the ongoing investigation.

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

Bicycle Injuries in Utah

During the past two decades or so, a few interesting developments have emerged when it comes to cycling. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that, in the past 10 years, recreational cycling has increased wildly in popularity throughout the United States as both a percentage of the population and the number of overall enthusiasts.

As a daily method of transportation, however, bicycles are only employed by about 1% of the country’s population. Although there are significantly fewer bicyclists on the roadway than motorists, riding is not without its perils.

Nationally, the most current data, which is from 2020, shows that more than 600 cyclists were killed, and an additional 48,000 were injured during traffic accidents. The deadliest year for cycling enthusiasts was 2018, with over 850 recorded deaths.

On average, six bicyclists are killed, and more than 850 are seriously injured in Utah each year. Nearly 60% of bicyclists involved in a crash with a motor vehicle are under 19 years of age and close to 80% of them are men. 

There are no laws in the state of Utah that require cyclists to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. In states without helmet laws, statistics show that helmet usage is almost 9% higher. Wearing a DOT-approved bicycle helmet can lower a cyclist’s odds of sustaining a serious head injury by about 85%. 

If you were hurt or lost a family member in a bike crash, we want to help you achieve a successful outcome in your case.

Reaching out to a bike injury lawyer in Logan as quickly as possible is a significant part of constructing a solid personal injury claim. Our bicycle collision attorneys are ready to advise you of your options and develop a strong legal strategy that will guarantee you are awarded the financial compensation you are entitled to.

The personal injury attorneys at Jardine Law Offices P. C., are determined to get our injured clients the justice they deserve. Our knowledgeable and reputable lawyers will study the events surrounding your case to decide on the most prudent plan of action.  

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a bicycle crash caused by another’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to make an appointment for your no-obligation case review 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.