Investigators with the Utah County Sheriff's Office are hoping to locate the driver of a vehicle that left the scene of an auto-bicycle injury crash that occurred on August 2, 2013.
On August 2, 2013, at about 15 minutes after midnight, a Deputy with the Utah County Sheriff's Office was stopped at the side of the road in the area of Geneva Road and mile marker 4. This is an area between Orem and Provo. A motorcyclist stopped and reported there was a bicycle down the road with a broken rear tire. The motorcyclist reported he did not see anyone around the bicycle.
The Deputy responded to the area and located the bicycle. He found a man standing by a power pole a few feet away from the bicycle. The man appeared to have suffered head injuries, likely from being hit by a passing vehicle. The man had apparently suffered some memory loss and repeatedly asked the Deputy what happened to him. The man, Benjamin Stuermer, age 32, from Orem, works in Orem and was on his way home and was driving south on the west side of Geneva Road. Stuermer told investigators that he routinely rides along Geneva Road to and from work.
The investigating Deputy found skid marks going off the pavement and onto the dirt shoulder near the victim's bicycle. He also found a car part with a part number. The part is from a Toyota Sienna mini-van. There is no color for the part but it is the cover from the front bumper to cover the space for a fog light when there is no fog light installed. It is uncertain if a Sienna mini-van was involved in this crash but it was found by the crash site and it is possible a vehicle like this was involved. It is likely there would be front end damage to the vehicle as well.
If anyone has information about this incident please contact the Utah County Sheriff's Office at (801)794-3970.
For additional questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404-1912.