Bicyclist hit on busier Salt Lake street

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake City police are investigating an auto-bike accident on a street that's been seeing a lot more traffic lately.

Bicyclist hit on busier Salt Lake street

The accident happened in the middle of the intersection of 700 West and 300 North. The driver said the bicyclist, a teenage boy, came out of nowhere.

Salt Lake police Sgt. Phil Eslinger said the teen was taken to the hospital with some cuts and bruises but is expected to be OK.

Meanwhile, residents in the area say they've seen more traffic on 300 North since a portion of North Temple closed and the bridge over the railroad tracks was torn down.

While the cause of Wednesday's accident remains under investigation, Eslinger said the North Temple detour obviously sends more cars into neighborhoods.

"As you're traveling those surface streets, just be a little bit more aware as to the surroundings. You're gonna come in more contact with pedestrians, people on bikes," Eslinger said.



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