Bicyclist seriously injured after being hit by car in Centerville

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CENTERVILLE, Utah, Nov. 3, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — A 69-year-old bicyclist was seriously injured Thursday afternoon after a collision with a car in Centerville.

Lt. Von Steenblik, of the Centerville Police Department, said the cyclist was struck while in the intersection of 400 West and Parrish Lane at approximately 3:10 p.m. The collision threw him up onto the car, where he hit the windshield and then fell off the car.

Steenblik said the cyclist was wearing a helmet, but has leg injuries, including a dislocated knee, a femur fracture and damage to his hip. He was transported by ground ambulance to the trauma center at Intermountain Medical Center.

Steenblik added that the driver of the car had the right of way, and witnesses said the vehicle was not speeding, so police are investigating what caused the bicyclist to hit the car.

Westbound Parrish Lane was closed at 400 West due to the crash, but was cleared by 4 p.m.


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