3 bicyclists injured in Cache County MS charity ride
CACHE COUNTY, Utah – Three bicyclists riding in a Multiple Sclerosis charity ride in Cache County were seriously injured after they were struck by a suspected drowsy driver Saturday.
It happened around 8am on State Road 142 near Clarkston during the “Bike MS: Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride.”
Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Lawrence Hopper says the driver hit a husband and wife on a tandem bike and another biker from behind.
Police don’t believe their injuries are life threatening. The couple was flown to a Salt Lake City hospital.
The Cache County Attorney is screening potential charges for the driver.
“Imagine if it was you on the bicycle. What would you want the motorist to do? Would you want them to give you space? Of course you would. We ask the motorist to have a little respect, give them a little courtesy, move over and give them the space that they deserve, by law they deserve to have that space,” said Sgt. Hopper.
By law—he says drivers are required to give bikers 3 feet of space. The ride continues Sunday. Charity representatives say their primary concern is the safety of the participants and the well-being of those hurt.
This year more than 1-thousand cyclists are anticipated to ride 150-miles this weekend, raising more than $1-million.
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