American Fork, UT – 10 Year Old on Bicycle Hit by Car on W. 1120 NorthUtah Legal News
American Fork, UT (April 25, 2019) – A terrible accident took place on Wednesday, April 25th at about 5:00 in the evening.
The American Fork Police Department and other emergency responders reported to the scene of an accident that involved a ten-year-old girl colliding with a passenger vehicle at the intersection of 560 W. 1120 North.
The girl was transported to a local hospital and from there she received an airlift from a medical helicopter to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Her condition is currently listed as critical.
As of yet, the American Fork police have no idea why the girl rode her bike into the intersection, but have stated that neither speed nor any physical impairment on the part of the driver is suspected.
We wish a full and speedy recovery to the girl who was injured in this accident.
Bicycle Accidents in American Fork
More than 370 bicycle riders are injured every year in accidents involving motor vehicles on Utah’s roadways. Sadly, more than 50% of those victims are children who are under the age of 18 years of age.
Bicycle accidents can have an incredibly critical and lifelong effect on victims, particularly in cases where catastrophic brain injuries or other head trauma take place. These young victims usually remain hospitalized for several days or even for weeks after their accidents. Every moment is crucial in determining the success of the victim’s recovery and rehabilitation.
The bicycle accident attorneys at Siegfried & Jensen work tirelessly to defend the rights of bicyclists who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. Our efficient and skilled personal injury attorneys help their clients receive financial compensation for hospitalization, medical treatment, physical therapy and any other damages they may have sustained. In situations where parents have had to take time off of work for their child’s recovery, we work aggressively to obtain reimbursement for lost wages.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident, it is important that you contact a Utah bike accident attorney from Siegfried & Jensen as soon as you can by calling us at (801) 845-2799. With more than three decades of experience, you can rest easy knowing that we are on your side.
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