Milford, UT (September 14, 2021) – Two motorcycle riders were injured, one critically, when one of them struck a cow in the road causing both bikes to crash on Monday, September 13th in Beaver County.
An official from the Beaver County Sheriff’s Office said the two riders were both males in their early 40s. One was visiting from out of state and the other was from Saratoga Springs.
The men were taking a ride across the state and had planned to stay in Cedar City for the night.
At about 8:30 p.m., they were riding southbound on SR-257 between Hinckley and Milford.
The first rider, a man from Alabama, struck a black cow that had been standing in the middle of the roadway.
The force of the impact killed the cow and caused significant injuries to the rider. This caused the second rider to lay down his motorcycle in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid crashing into the cow or colliding with the other rider.
The first victim was transported by ambulance to St. George Regional Hospital for emergency medical treatment of critical injuries,
The second rider sustained non-critical injuries.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Even the most careful of motorcycle riders have greatly increased odds of sustaining injuries during a vehicle collision when compared to the occupant of a car or truck. According to newly established data calculated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, people who ride motorcycles incur five times the risk of enduring injuries than others involved in the crash.
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.
Due to the fact that riders have no protection between their body, the pavement, or other vehicles, the injuries they receive are typically serious or fatal.
The Milford 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 Milford 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 Milford at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation.
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