CEDAR CITY – On Tuesday, a Cedar City man bicycling was seriously injured when he collided with a flatbed cargo truck, which had pulled out in front of him. This bicycle accident occurred on the same day that a Washington City cyclist was killed after being struck by a vehicle in St. George.
Cedar City Police Sgt. Jimmy Roden said that 19-year-old Parker Chappell was riding eastward on West University Boulevard near the Eccles Coliseum, when the flatbed, heading south on 1150 West, pulled out in front of his path. Chappell was unable to stop and collided with the truck.
The cyclist was transported by ambulance to Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City, and from there he was flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas. Sgt. Roden was unable to provide details about the nature and severity of Chappell’s injuries, or his current condition.
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