Erda, UT (July 21, 2021) – A motorcycle rider is in the hospital after a crash involving another vehicle that occurred in Erda on Wednesday afternoon, July 21.
Officers at the scene said that the crash also resulted in a massive fire, which was extinguished by firefighters about an hour after the incident occurred.
Initial reports stated that the biker was traveling southbound on State Route 36 and was approaching the intersection at Erda Way. Utah Highway Patrol troopers said that the motorcyclist then t-boned a Volkswagen sedan that was heading westbound on Erda Way.
The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike as a result of the impact. EMS units responded to the scene, but the victim was transported via helicopter to an area medical center in Salt Lake City. The victim, identified only as an adult male, suffered serious injuries.
The car caught on fire shortly after the crash occurred, though the driver had already exited their vehicle. Officers say that no one traveling in the Volkswagen reported serious injuries.
SR 36 was temporarily closed while officers conducted the on-scene portion of their investigation. Their investigation is ongoing, however, and further details on the circumstances leading up to the collision have not been released.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
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When victims are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a skilled and knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorney in Salt Lake City as soon as possible. When victims are harmed in collisions, through no fault of their own, they are often able to obtain compensation from wrongdoers to alleviate the financial costs they face for medical treatment, lost wages, property repairs, and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages.
Severe injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury or even wrongful death, can stem from a serious motorcycle crash, particularly when another motor vehicle is involved. This is due to the fact that motorcycles do not provide their riders with any of the safety features that the occupants of passenger vehicles routinely take for granted, like seat belts, a roll cage, and airbags, leaving riders exposed to serious internal injuries, as well as injuries to their brain and spinal cord.
Fatal collisions are a threat encountered by motorcyclists much more than the passengers or driver of any other kind of car or truck. While just 3% of registered vehicles in Utah are motorcycles, the state’s Department of Public Safety has recorded that Utah endured a total of 273 accident fatalities in 2017, 39 of which, about 14%, were riding motorcycles.
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