Category: Bicycle Accidents

27 Sep 2019

Craig Denney Dies Days after Bicycle Accident on Timpanogos Highway in Lehi

Craig Denney Killed in Lehi Bicycle Accident on Timpanogos Highway

Lehi, Utah (September 27, 2019) – The Alpine man who was injured in a bicycle accident Monday afternoon in Lehi has died, according to officials.

The accident happened around 1:00 p.m. September 23, on Timpanogos Highway near the Interstate 15 and Timpanogos Highway interchange.

Police said Craig Denney, 68, was riding a bicycle on the highway when he was hit by a tractor-trailer.

Denney was rushed to the hospital in critical condition where he died Thursday morning.

Officers said impairment was not a factor in the accident.

The crash remains under investigation.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Craig Denney.

If you have lost a loved one in a traffic accident, contact our law firm today to talk to a wrongful death lawyer, who will help you get justice for your loved one.

27 Sep 2019

Alpine Man on Bicycle Struck, Killed by Tractor-Trailer on Timpanogos Highway in Lehi

Man Killed in Lehi Bicycle Accident on Timpanogos Highway

Lehi, Utah (September 27, 2019) – The Alpine man who was injured in a bicycle accident Monday afternoon in Lehi has died, according to officials.

The accident happened around 1:00 p.m. September 23, on Timpanogos Highway near the Interstate 15 and Timpanogos Highway interchange.

Police said the man was riding a bicycle on the highway when he was hit by a tractor-trailer.

The man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition where he died Thursday morning.

Officers said impairment was not a factor in the accident.

The crash remains under investigation.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the person killed.

If you have lost a loved one in a traffic accident, contact our law firm today to talk to a wrongful death lawyer, who will help you get justice for your loved one.

23 Aug 2019

8-Year-Old on Bike Hit, Killed by Car at 900 North and 4400 West in Weber County

8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Weber County Bicycle Accident at 900 North and 4400 West

Weber County, Utah (August 23, 2019) – An 8-year-old boy was injured Thursday afternoon in a bicycle accident in Weber County, according to the deputies.

The accident was reported around 3:30 p.m., August 22, in the area of 900 North and 4400 West.

Authorities said the child was riding his bike in the dirt along the side of the road when he was hit by a car.

There are no sidewalks on that particular road, according to the officials.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been disclosed.

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.

Officers said speed or impairment were unlikely factors in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

We pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the person killed.

If you have lost a loved one in a traffic accident, contact our law firm today to talk to a wrongful death lawyer, who will help you get justice for your loved one.

26 Feb 2016

Motorist and Bicyclist Errors That Lead to Injury Crashes

People choose to ride bicycles for all the right reasons. Fresh air, exercise, protecting the environment, and saving money are a few of those reasons. Unfortunately, even well-intentioned bicyclists face danger when they share the road with motorists. According to data collected by the Utah Department of Public Safety, nearly 800 bicyclists are hit by cars each year in Utah, and almost all of them suffer injuries or worse.

Who Is Most Often Involved in Bicycle Crashes?

Sadly, it is often young drivers and young bicyclists who are involved in bicycle crashes. Whether due to carelessness or inexperience, young people are clearly at risk on bikes. In 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, 61 percent of bicycle accident victims were under the age of 30, with 285 victims being under the age of 20. As for the drivers responsible for colliding with bikes, most of them were in the 20- to 24-year-old age group and half of them were under the age of 40.

What Are the Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Utah?

While motorists are more often at fault in collisions with bicycles than the bicyclists, they are not always to blame. When the driver is at fault, it is usually for the following reasons:

  • Failure to yield
  • Hit and run
  • Driver distraction
  • Improper turn
  • Vision impaired by glare

Over half of motorists who hit bicyclists were turning at the time of the collision, a clear indication that drivers have to be more aware of the presence of bikes, especially when turning. In 48 percent of car-bicycle collisions, the bicyclist did nothing to contribute to the crash, but when bicyclists are at fault, it is usually for the following reasons:

  • Riding on the wrong side of the road
  • Crossing the street improperly
  • Disregarding a traffic signal or sign

Bicyclists were most often hit in marked crosswalks in 2013, but were also hit in roadways, on shoulders, on sidewalks, and in unmarked crosswalks.

When You Are Injured, William Enoch Andrews Can Help

As a personal injury attorney in Salt Lake City, William Enoch Andrews has represented many victims of bicycle accidents. He knows what kind of driver error to look for and how to document the victim’s injuries and medical treatments to ensure the highest possible settlement from the at-fault driver. If you or your child was hit by a motorist while riding a bike, contact our office now. Find out what William Enoch Andrews can do for you.