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 as a result of reckless driving and negligence.
Original article by Peter Samore of ksl.com
Image courtesy of Martin Addison (not of reported accident).