Draper, UT – Motorcyclist Fatally Struck By Tesla On Autopilot On I-15 Near 15000 South

Draper, UT (July 24, 2022) – A motorcyclist was killed when he was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 15 on Sunday, July 24th in Draper. 

The motorcyclist was riding in the southbound lanes of the interstate in the area of 15000 South when they were rear-ended by a Tesla on auto-pilot at about 1:10 a.m.   

The force of the impact ejected the rider from the bike, causing fatal injuries.  

The driver of the Tesla admitted to the crash investigators that he did not see the biker because the vehicle’s autopilot was engaged at the time of the collision. 

The victim’s name is being withheld pending family notification. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

There are several different forms of financial compensation available in wrongful death suits such as:

  • Loss of past and future financial assistance
  • Loss of consortium (past and future), love, society, comfort, advice, protection, care, pleasure, and affection
  • Pain, suffering, and trauma experienced by the deceased caused by their injury and eventual death
  • Loss of or reduction of inheritance
  • Medical bills arising from the deceased’s injuries 
  • Funeral costs/Burial or cremation expenses
  • Benefits and assistance the deceased would have contributed to the household had they survived
  • Loss of earnings, including anticipated future earnings and job-related benefits 

There are innumerable sets of circumstances that can result in wrongful death, such as scenarios where your family member was involved in a fatal car crash, a victim of medical malpractice, deliberately killed, and multiple other occasions that stem from another person’s malice or negligence.  

Let the attorneys at Jardine Law Offices P.C. worry about the complexities of the legal process while you and your family focus on healing. If you lost someone you love due to negligence, contact our wrongful death lawyers in Utah at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation.

Depending on the events surrounding the death, there may be more legal curatives available to surviving relatives. A Utah wrongful death attorney can determine which damages apply to your claim.

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