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Fourteen-year-old boy ran off the road in Cottonwood Heights

Oct 19, 2023, 9:00 PM | Updated: Oct 20, 2023, 9:59 am

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FILE: Cottonwood Heights police cruisers in Cottonwood Heights. (Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

(Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — While biking along a neighborhood road, a fourteen-year-old boy named Nickolas Jensen was involved in an accident.

According to Nickolas, a white SUV began swerving into the opposite lane on Tuesday morning. This forced him to take evasive action, which unfortunately led to him colliding with the back of a parked car.

A Cottonwood Heights Police officer said the owner of the parked car woke up to a shocking scene after the incident.

The young boy’s family is actively seeking any potential doorbell camera footage that may shed light on the accident.

Nickolas was injured in the collision, including a fractured kneecap, a broken nose, loose teeth, and a laceration to his chin. 

The community remains vigilant in its efforts to gather information regarding this unsettling incident.

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Fourteen-year-old boy ran off the road in Cottonwood Heights