Cedar Canyon, UT (October 22, 2021) – Two motorcyclists sustained injuries on Thursday, October 21st when the bike they were riding was hit by a pick-up truck in Cedar Canyon.
The collision took place at about 5:00 p.m. near milepost 5 on State Route 14. It involved a black 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle and a white 2003 Ford F-150 pick-up truck.
An official stated that both vehicles were traveling eastbound up the canyon when the motorcycle decelerated to make a lefthand turn into a campground.
The male driver of the motorcycle and his female passenger, both in their 20s, endured severe leg injuries.
The female was med flighted with serious injuries to her lower extremities. The driver of the motorcycle was transported by ambulance and required emergency surgery to his lower extremities. Both riders were wearing helmets at the time of the accident.
The driver of the Ford pick-up was issued a citation in connection with the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
By the very nature of its design, a motorcycle provides its rider with an exciting mode of travel but offers almost no protection during an accident. Every year, across the country, an estimated 2,000 people die in motorcycle accidents. 50,000 more motorcyclists sustain critical physical injuries during these accidents.
An overriding majority of motorcycle accidents that end in death or injury involve another vehicle, such as a truck or car. They are usually caused by a failure on the part of the other driver to be conscious of the motorcyclist’s presence on the roadway or to yield the right-of-way.
According to current statistics, about 80% of motorcycle accidents in the nation end in death or injury compared to just 20% of car accidents. Additionally, the rate of fatal motorcycle accidents has been regularly increasing since 2003. The newest data shows a 55% increase.
Based on current trends, if a motorcyclist is hit by a car, they are three times more prone to be critically injured and 14 times more likely to being killed than someone inside a passenger vehicle.
The Cedar Canyon motorcycle accident attorneys at Jardine Law Offices are known for helping families work through the various traumas they face after enduring an unnecessary injury caused by negligence.
Our Cedar Canyon personal injury lawyers provide trusted and compassionate representation to ensure families are able to get the justice they deserve from those who cause them unimaginable harm.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a motorcycle accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Utah at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation.
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