Cyclist Hit at I-15 & 9000 South in Sandy

A cyclist was hit this morning while riding eastbound along 9000 South in Sandy. According to KSL, the cyclist went against a traffic light at the eastbound-to-northbound ramp to I-15 and was struck by a pickup truck. The cyclist, whose name was not given, received moderate yet non-threatening injuries in the accident. Utah Highway Patrol trooper Robert Cowart is quoted as saying, “The pickup truck (driver) did not see the cyclist,” due to the cyclist’s wearing of black clothes and no reflective gear. He continued, “Wear reflective material… and also obey all traffic signals. It’s the safest thing for you and the safest thing for the public around you.” We hope this cyclist will recover shortly and be back on his bicycle as soon as possible. Regardless of fault, in a bicycle v. motor vehicle accident, the cyclist will bear the brunt of physical injury almost every time. The goal of all operators of motor vehicles is to keep themselves, those in their vehicles, and all those around safe as they travel—and that includes cyclists. Too often cyclists are disregarded, yet their place on the road is as lawful as that of any motor vehicle operator. If as a cyclist you have been injured due to the neglect of a motorist, call a bicycle accident lawyer today at (801)...