Bicyclist hit by pickup truck

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SANDY — A bicyclist is in the hospital with injuries after being propelled 25 to 30 feet in a collision with a truck near I-15 in Sandy.

Utah Highway Patrol trooper Robert Cowart said a man on a bicycle was heading eastbound along 9000 South on the north side of the road this morning. He went against a traffic light at the eastbound-to-northbound on-ramp to I-15 and was hit by a maroon pickup truck.

"The pickup truck (driver) did not see the cyclist," Cowart said. "He was wearing all black, no reflective vests, no reflective material on the bike itself."

The driver of the truck declined to comment on what happened.

The bicyclist suffered moderate but non-life threatening injuries and was lucky his injuries were not worse, Cowart said. The victim was taken to the hospital where he remains in recovery.

Cowart said the case is a reminder to cyclists.

"Early morning conditions like this - if you're going to be on a bicycle on a busy road such as 9000 South - definitely wear reflective material," he said. "Also obey all traffic signals. It's the safest thing for you and the safest thing for the public around you."

The case remained under investigation Thursday.

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