A recent Park City bicycle accident is prompting Utah bicycle accident attorneys to remind motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists to always be aware of their surroundings and exercise constant vigilance.

On July 6 around 12:15 p.m. a driver collided with a bicyclist on Kearns Boulevard in Park City. The driver was turning left into a parking lot when the accident occurred. The bicyclist was wearing a helmet, but his injuries still required him to be taken to the hospital. Police captain Phil Kirk related that the bicyclist has possible broken bones and suffered injuries to the face. The Utah Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident.

Utah Bicycle Accident Attorney Awareness Suggestions

While Utah does not have the most bicycle-vehicle accidents, more bicycles are beginning to share the road as a means of transportation. The Utah Bicycle Accident Handbook—a handbook written by Utah bicycle accident attorneys—states that an estimated 23,000 bicyclists visit the hospital annually as a result of general cycling injuries. An additional 580,000 are checked into the emergency room for injuries sustained in bicycle vs. car accidents.

Bicycles are smaller and less protective than vehicles, and with the injuries that can occur as a result of collision it is imperative that all parties involved are constantly aware of each other. Bicyclists should use hand signals and wear clothing to be seen, while motorists should not allow other electronic devices to distract them. If more parties are aware of the risks, then fewer accidents are likely to occur.

Utah Bicycle Accident Attorneys Information

Utah bicycle accident attorneys recognize that accidents will always occur, and the repercussions of an accident are overwhelming. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another party, or if you would like a copy of The Utah Bicycle Accident Handbook, contact the Utah bicycle accident attorneys at the Christensen Law Firm for a free consultation at 801-506-0800.