May 19 2009
SALT LAKE CITY – Two cyclists were involved in separate auto/bicycle accidents in Salt Lake City Tuesday morning, underscoring the importance of bicycle safety. The first accident happened around 7:00 a.m. at the intersection of 400 South and 200 East. Police say the cyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, ignored a red light and was struck by a car. The accident caused a rush hour traffic jam in the area and left the cyclist in critical condition. Police say the owner of Wasatch Touring bicycle shop was the cyclist involved in a second auto/bicycle accident at 100 South and 1000 East. The cyclist was wearing a helmet and is expected to be okay. FOX 13′s Kirk Yuhnke has the details.
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