Bicyclist suffers minor injuries in collision with pickup truck |

Bicyclist suffers minor injuries in collision with pickup truck

by Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

A driver and a bicyclist collided on Kearns Boulevard midday on Wednesday, sending the bicyclist to the hospital, the authorities said, an accident that occurred on a busy stretch of road as the summer traffic begins to pick up.

The Utah Highway Patrol said the bicyclist, a 48-year-old man from Park City, was riding westbound on Kearns Boulevard at a little after noon when a driver heading eastbound made a left turn into a business driveway. The bicyclist hit the Ford F-150 pickup truck the person was driving and crashed, the authorities said. Johnson said the bicyclist suffered minor injuries in the collision.

A 31-year-old Park City man was driving the pickup truck, according to Todd Johnson, a highway patrol corporal. Johnson said the investigation is continuing and charges could be brought against the driver.

Phil Kirk, a Park City Police Department captain, said the bicyclist suffered injuries to the face. The bicyclist was wearing a helmet, Kirk said.

An ambulance took the bicyclist to Park City Medical Center, Kirk said.

Drivers are required to yield the right of way to bicyclists in situations like the one described by the highway patrol.