Hummer-driving teen hits bicyclist

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a crash involving a bicyclist and a Hummer on Main Street, Cedar City, Utah, Jan. 29, 2018 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News/Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — A bicyclist who was riding against the flow of traffic on Main Street was injured after being knocked off his bike by a driver who didn’t see him coming, police said.

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a crash involving a bicyclist and a Hummer on Main Street, Cedar City, Utah, Jan. 29, 2018 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News/Cedar City News

Cedar City Police responded to the incident involving a 17-year-old girl driving a black Hummer and the 61-year-old cyclist at the intersection of 400 North and Main Street at approximately 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The driver of the Hummer was making a right turn from 400 North to go north on Main Street as the bicyclist was riding southbound in the outside shoulder lane of Main Street, Cedar City Police Sgt. Jerry Womack said.

“On a bike, you’re supposed to go with the flow of traffic,” Womack said. “He was going against the flow of traffic, and she just didn’t see him and pulled out in front of him and knocked him off the bike.”

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a crash involving a bicyclist and a Hummer on Main Street, Cedar City, Utah, Jan. 29, 2018 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News/Cedar City News

The man complained of knee and back pain and was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to Cedar City Hospital, Womack said, adding that he was not wearing a helmet.

“Right now there are no citations being issued,” Womack said, “and there probably won’t be.”

Traffic in the area of the incident was reduced to one lane on the northbound side of the road as emergency responders tended to the injured rider.

Cedar City Fire Department also responded to the incident.

This report is based on preliminary information and may not contain the full scope of findings.

Cedar City News reporter Jeff Richards contributed to this report.

 

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3 Comments

  • DRT January 30, 2018 at 9:24 am

    If she did not see the man on the bike, she probably did not look to her right before making the turn. Which means that it could have just as easily been a kid, or other pedestrian. I hope she has learned something from this.
    I saw an almost exact duplicate of this, several years ago on N. Main in Cedar. In that case the bicyclest, another old man, was not hurt, but he T-boned a car that was pulling across the sidewalk, making a right turn from a driveway.

  • Icomments2 January 30, 2018 at 11:04 am

    The cyclist should get a citation for not following the flow of traffic. Maybe if he was riding correctly he wouldn’t have been pushed off his bike. He also probably thought the driver was going to be cited and took an ambulance ride thinking her insurance will pay for it. Bicyclist are suppose to be treated as vehicles. Whatever happened to that? They know think they own the road!!!

  • LunchboxHero February 5, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    I’ve had cyclists nearly go over the hood of my car a couple times at 4-way stops b/c they didn’t obey their stop sign. I’m not a cyclist myself, but I really worry about them out on these roads. There are some really reckless ones who don’t follow the traffic laws. Be careful out there, pedalers!

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