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Rider on tandem bike in hospital after crash



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A rider on a tandem bike is in the hospital after the bike was hit by a car driven by an elderly woman. It happened this morning at 800 South and 900 West in Salt Lake City.

Rider on tandem bike in hospital after crash

The driver of the car was making a left-hand turn on a green light and apparently didn't see the bike. Witness Al Brown says it sounded like a car crash. He said, "I expected to see somebody dead."

He also said that this wasn't the safest intersection on the street. He said, "I walk it every morning, and I've come close to getting hit, even though I have the right-of-way."

Rider on tandem bike in hospital after crash

One of the riders was taken to the hospital with a broken leg. The other rider received only minor injuries. The driver was not hurt.

Police have not released the name of the driver, and they have not said if she will be cited.

Police think the sun may have been a factor.

E-mail: mgiauque@ksl.com

Marc Giauque

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