3 cyclists struck by car during charity ride, transported to hospitals
UPDATE: The husband and wife riding the tandem bike have been identified as Kent and Shauna Haslem, according to Sgt. Cornia. Kent was flown by life flight and Shauna by ground to the University of Utah. The single cyclist has been identified as Scott Duncan. All three cyclists are from Mountain Green in Morgan County.
(KUTV) - Three cyclists were transported to hospitals after a car struck the trio around 8 a.m. on Saturday morning.
The trio was participating in the 32nd annual Bike MS: Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride when a car struck them on State Route 142 in Clarkston.
The driver was driving home from work when he drove by a group of cyclists without an issue, according Lawrence Hopper with Utah Highway Patrol.
Shortly after passing that group, the man struck the trio, which included: a husband and a wife who were riding on a tandem bike, and a third cyclist who was on his or her own individual bike.
All three were taken to area hospitals.
The husband and the wife were flown to a Salt Lake City hospital with significant injuries, but not life-threatening, according to Hopper.
The injuries suffered by the third cyclist are not known at this time.
The driver may have been driving drowsy. There is no suspicion the driver was under the influence.
Authorities are investigating the crash and the driver may face charges.