Logan Canyon, UT (September 06, 2021) – Officials have released the name of the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident involving a cattle trailer on Saturday, September 4th.
The deceased has been identified as 59-year-old Bradley L. Goertzen, a resident of Midvale. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Officials said the accident took place when Goertzen failed to successfully negotiate a bend in the road at mile 471 on US-89 in Logan Canyon.
Goertzen’s bike tipped over and was laying on the road as oncoming traffic approached.
At that moment, Goertzen was run over by a truck that was hauling cattle. The trailer is what struck and killed Goertzen.
No one else was harmed during the accident. Roadways near the scene were reopened after police conducted an investigation that lasted several hours.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Bradley L. Goertzen, at this time.
Personal injury is a regular occurrence following motorcycle accidents. Victims often need emergency medical care and multiple surgeries. As a result, injured riders may be forced to take time away from work and endure a major loss of income during their convalescence.
Critical injuries, like those that affect the spinal cord or brain, and even deaths can be caused by a motorcycle accident. This is particularly true if another vehicle was involved. This is due to the fact that motorcycles do not offer their operators any of the safety features that are provided to the occupants of passenger vehicles. These features include seat belts, roll cages, and airbags. Their absence leaves riders vulnerable to serious internal injuries as well.
Data drawn from a statistical analysis shows that Utah saw 1,734 significant motorcycle accidents in 2014. These accidents caused 1,979 victims to be seriously injured. In that same year, 86 motorcycle-involved accidents took place during which 88 people died.
A motorcycle accident attorney who has experience dealing with motorcycle accidents will know how to reduce its adverse influence on your life.
The Logan 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 Logan Canyon personal injury attorneys 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 Logan Canyon at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation.
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