Driver hits bicyclist in Park City
THE PARK RECORD
A pickup truck hit and badly injured a bicyclist on Bonanza Drive on Tuesday afternoon, the Park City Police Department said, indicating the driver suffered an undisclosed medical episode that contributed to the accident.
The accident was reported at 2:40 p.m. on the 1600 block of Bonanza Drive. The police said the pickup truck drove out of a travel lane and struck a cyclist who was riding in a bicycle lane. The truck also hit a tree, the police said.
The Police Department said the driver is a 65-year-old man who lives in Park City. He was treated for the medical episode at Park City Hospital. The bicyclist is 42 years old and a Park City resident. He was taken to a hospital in Salt Lake City in a medical helicopter.
Phil Kirk, a police captain, said he was in serious condition when he was airlifted. The police said the cyclist suffered a traumatic head injury. An updated condition was not available.
The police investigation is continuing and it was not immediately unclear whether charges would be filed.
Bonanza Drive was closed to traffic close to the scene of the accident as emergency crews tended to the injured people followed by the arrival of the helicopter.
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Park City and Summit County make the Park Record's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
A member of the Park City Council appeared to suggest a planned arts and culture district will be reassessed in some fashion as City Hall considers budgeting strategies amid the economic turmoil wrought by the spread of the novel coronavirus.