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Father killed in West Bountiful auto-pedestrian accident

Jul 22, 2022, 6:56 AM | Updated: Aug 2, 2022, 10:24 am
Back view of two ambulances...
An accident in West Bountiful City killed a cyclist and ijured his daughter on Thursday, July 21, 2022. (Photo: Canva)
(Photo: Canva)

WEST BOUNTIFUL CITY, Utah —  A man is dead and his daughter is in the hospital after they were hit by a vehicle while riding bicycles on Thursday.

According to the West Bountiful Police Department, a pickup struck the pair as they traveled east on West Pages Lane. The truck reportedly drove off the roadway and onto the shoulder causing the accident.

Emergency responders pronounced 53-year-old Michael Roberts dead at the scene.  Responders transported Roberts’ 17-year-old daughter to Primary Children’s Hospital in critical condition.  She has since been upgraded to stable condition and is expected to survive. 

Authorities took the driver to the hospital for evaluation.  Police then arrested the suspect for suspicion of negligent automobile homicide and unsafe lane travel. 

 

Related: Two auto-pedestrian accidents in Salt Lake City Wednesday morning, one of them fatal

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Father killed in West Bountiful auto-pedestrian accident