Cyclist hit by truck in fatal accident
SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah. – On May 7, 2021, at 10:21am the Summit County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a cyclist that was hit by a truck on West Hoytsville Road in Summit County. A pickup truck pulling a double axle trailer, driven by a 67-year-old Summit County man, hit a woman who was riding a bicycle. Unfortunately, the 72-year-old Salt Lake County woman died from her injuries at the scene of the accident.
The man driving the truck told deputies he was turning into the driveway of a residence on West Hoytsville Road. The man said he looked for oncoming traffic, then began to turn into the driveway. The woman and her husband were traveling (north) on separate bicycles in opposite direction of the truck when the woman was hit. The woman’s husband was traveling several feet behind. He crashed on his bicycle after he avoided being hit by the truck – the man received minor injuries. Both cyclists were wearing helmets at the time of the accident.
The driver estimated he was traveling at a low speed when he hit the cyclist. The woman’s husband estimated they were traveling on their bicycles between 20-30mph. The driver of the truck was issued a citation for failing to yield. Impairment of the driver is not suspected at this time.