Emigration CanyonAn accident in Salt Lake‘s canyon last Wednesday morning, has left a bicyclist in serious condition.  This accident comes as the second most serious bicycle/vehicle accident in SLC this year.

According to the report, a cyclist was in critical condition after being hit by a teen driver in in Emigration Canyon.  It was disclosed that the Cottonwood Heights man (whose name was not immediately released) was biking about 8 a.m. three miles up Emigration Canyon near 4200 East when a 17-year-old girl was driving down.

Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said the teen driver veered into the incoming traffic for unknown reason and hit the cyclist. Authorities have ruled out speed and impairment as factors for the accident. Police are still investigating what caused the teen driver to veer to incoming traffic.

The first serious car-bicycle accident was recorded on October 24 of this year. This accident involved a 78 year old driver who was allegedly distracted by looking at fall colors that he drove into oncoming traffic and collided with a bicycle head-on.  The head-on collision killed 3rd District Judge Anthony B. Quinn, 60 who was riding his bike up Millcreek Canyon.

Christensen & Hymas hopes for the quick recovery of the cyclist in this accident. Cyclists often face the greater risk in a car-bicycle head-on collision and injuries are always possible even when the cyclist had worn helmet. We remind all motorists to be extra careful on Utah roads and to be always on the lookout for cyclists. Do obey traffic rules, avoid distractions and share the road.

Christensen & Hymas dedicates its expertise and experience to helping people who are injured due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness on the road. Call us at (801)-506-0800 for a free initial consultation. Our personal injury lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve to get relief from the burden and expenses of the injuries sustained from the accident.

Original article by Pat Reavy  of ksl.com