Youngster on bicycle runs into slow-moving pickup in Prospector |

Youngster on bicycle runs into slow-moving pickup in Prospector


A youngster riding a bicycle in Prospector suffered a minor injury in an accident Wednesday morning after running into a slow-moving pickup truck in a parking lot, the Park City Police Department said.

The boy is 11 years old and lives in Park City. The accident occurred in a parking lot on the 1700 block of Sidewinder Drive at little before 10 a.m.

Marty Howard, a police officer who responded, said the boy was riding down a walkway on a bicycle without brakes. He said the boy was traveling at a fast rate of speed when he entered the parking lot from the walkway.

A driver in a Toyota Tacoma had just pulled out of a parking stall and was traveling at between three and five miles per hour when the bicyclist and the truck collided, Howard said, indicating the collision occurred on the front of the driver’s side.

The boy suffered a small abrasion on his left arm, Howard said. Neither the bicycle nor the truck was damaged. The driver was not cited.

The Park City Fire District responded to the scene as well. The Fire District took the boy home. Howard said he spoke to the boy’s mother about him riding without a helmet and on a bicycle without brakes.

Michael Stoker, an architect with an office nearby, was in the vicinity when the accident occurred. He did not see the accident but heard the collision. Stoker said the bicyclist was riding fast just before the collision. He said he quickly called 911.

"It just sounded like two cars crashing into each other, just a loud thud," Stoker said.

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