Female Cyclist Critically Injured in a Hit-and-Run Incident

Female Cyclist Critically Injured in a Hit-and-Run Incident

A 43-year-old female cyclist was reported to be riding her bike southbound on the shoulder of 2300 East when she was clipped by the driver. According to the accident report, the driver allegedly circled back after striking the Millcreek woman before driving away. Police said she was transported to Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition. The report stated that police are now searching for the hit-and-run suspect. According to Lieutenant Justin Hoval, the driver abandoned the victim and continued to drive recklessly. Police are not sure if the man was drunk, distracted or tired, the report added. They hope to find the man and question why he drifted off the roadway and struck the cyclist. Hoyal said that the driver was seen entering a Fresh Market parking lot in Millcreek and almost hit another car. The Fresh Market, located at 3900 South and 2300 East, was able to capture the incident in a surveillance video, which they gave to police authorities. Police described the driver allegedly responsible for the hit-and-run accident, as a white male in his 30s with short, spikey brown hair. Unified Police said he was driving a 2001-2003 Acura with a temporary registration tag and extensive damage to the passengerside windshield and front fender. Christensen & Hymas hope the police will find the driver as soon as possible. We encourage all motorists to drive responsibly. We also do not condone hit-and-run behavior. There could be a valid explanation or reason why the accident happened, but there is no way a driver can justify abandoning an injured person. Christensen & Hymas specializes in personal injury cases. Call us at (801)-506-0800. We will help you get the compensation you deserve for pain and suffering...
Eric Scott Anderson Killed in Cycling Accident

Eric Scott Anderson Killed in Cycling Accident

A cycling accident happened Monday that claimed the life of Eric Scott Anderson, 24 of West Jordan. According to the news report, Anderson was riding his bike down Old Main Hill when he hit a slack line. Allegedly the rope was tied between two trees and used by people to balance and walk across for recreation. Utah State University spokesman Tim Vitale said Anderson was riding down runs east to west, and the slack line, which was strung at about chest height, was also running east to west. Vitale added that Anderson hit the rope at an angle. He described the accident as a very unfortunate meeting of two events. The article also added statements from Vitale saying that USU is a school that attracts students who enjoy outdoor activities and adventures. USU provides these opportunities for students. Vitale also stated that it is not how the first day of school should go. Anderson was a music major who played the trumpet. Another USU student identified as Blake DeVries called the accident tragic and unfortunate. He believed that it could have happened to anybody and even to him since he rides his bike all the time. Moreover, USU President Stan Albrecht released a statement expressing condolences to Anderson’s family and friends. He describes the accident as an extremely tragic event and he offered the university’s sincerest condolences to the family and to all the young people who were involved in the accident. He described Anderson as a young man who was incredibly lively, dynamic and well-loved. He added that Anderson had also a lot of friends. Christensen & Hymas...
4 Year Old Accidentally Kills Sister with a Truck

4 Year Old Accidentally Kills Sister with a Truck

Sunday becomes a tragic day for a family in Texas after a 16 month old girl was run over by a truck that her 4 year old sibling had put into neutral. According to the report, the family was putting things into a truck to bring to a relative’s house. John Norton, spokesman for the Collin County Sheriff’s Office told media that deputies were called to the scene shortly after 1 p.m. (2 p.m. ET). It was learned from Norton that the 4-year-old got the keys to the truck that was parked in the driveway. The child climbed in, started it, and put it in neutral. The vehicle then rolled forward and ran over the child’s 16-month-old sister. She was killed instantly. Norton added that the children’s’ father was inside the house at the time of the accident. He heard the truck start and ran to the door. He saw the vehicle rolling forward and ran to stop it. The truck eventually came to a stop when it struck a neighbor’s fence, Norton said. At present, an investigation is being conducted regarding the incident. We at Christensen & Hymas send our condolences to the family. Their misfortunes are heart-wrenching and can be felt, even across state lines. A parked vehicle is a common place for accidents involving young children to occur. Children, by nature, are curious. They love to explore and imitate what they see adults do. They access car keys when keys are left within their reach, and immediately start imitating. Unsupervised children near or inside a parked vehicle is a serious risk–and only exacerbated by access to...
Ashlee Zimmer Killed in a Hit-and-Run Accident

Ashlee Zimmer Killed in a Hit-and-Run Accident

It was reported that Ramiro Serrano Hernandez of Pleasant Grove was booked in Utah County Jail for allegedly killing Ashlee Zimmer in a hit-and-run accident early Sunday morning. He is being held for investigation of automobile homicide, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. According to the article, Ashlee Zimmer was sitting on the curb across from her home when she was struck by a Jeep Cherokee at 844 N. 100 West at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. She was actually sitting behind her husband’s car. She died from her injuries after being transported to a nearby hospital. Orem Police Lt. Craig Martinez said that Hernandez was jailed after a police dog found him several blocks away hiding behind a dumpster. Hernandez was reported to have come from a wedding and was allegedly causing trouble. He was also drinking. The vehicle driven by Hernandez was heading north on 100 West. It had crossed the road, before clipping the parked car and hitting Zimmer. Then the car crashed into the back of a building. Martinez said the driver tried to back up and then hit the building again. Zimmer’s husband, who was inside their house, ran outside after hearing the crash and found his wife pinned under the car. Martinez said that the couple had been married about four months and Zimmer was beginning a career in cosmetology. It was also learned that although Hernandez had alcohol-related charges in the past, he had a valid driver privilege card. Martinez added that lots of lives were changed because somebody decided to get behind the wheel drunk. Christensen &...
Lake Powell Safety Review to Curb Accidents

Lake Powell Safety Review to Curb Accidents

Six deaths within 10 days in June, making a total of 10 since October is the reported statistics for Lake Powell. Chris Weaver and Pat Horning of the Lake Powell Dive Team have a lot to say about the behavior of the people who are doing recreational activities on the lake. These are the guys tasked to recover dead bodies from the lake, respond to distress call and go around reminding people on some safety issues. According to the pair, people are not aware that operating a boat requires skills and adherence to safety measures. At one time, they saw a boat with children and one young girl was lying in the bow where a wake and a wave could easily make her fall into the water with the possibility of being run over by the boat. They also mentioned one deadly accident wherein a man fell from his boat when it hit a rock. The man was killed when the boat ran over him. What concerned authorities at Lake Powell are the crazy stunts done by people and uploaded at YouTube. Some of these stunts were actually prohibited long ago but people still do them and the resulting consequences are sometimes fatal. Weaver and Horning added that they wish people would use good sense and obey all rules at all times. Lake Powell Safety Rules according to Denise Shultz of the National Park Service are the following: Cliff jumping/diving is prohibited over 15 feet Fly board/water jet pack: Legal, if used with good sound judgement and due care. Manta ray/kite rubes: Prohibited Zip-lining: Prohibited Rope swinging: Not prohibited,...