Provo Canyon, UT (October 10, 2021) – Troopers from the Utah Highway Patrol and emergency medical crews responded to a collision between a motorcycle and another vehicle on Sunday, October 10th.
Reports show that the crash took place at about 6:00 p.m. on Highway 189 in Provo Canyon. The Utah Department of Transportation confirmed that the motorcycle exploded after the accident.
The rider was transported by ambulance to an area hospital. No information on the occupants of the other vehicle or the details of the crash were provided.
The official cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
By the nature of its design, a motorcycle offers its rider an exciting form of travel but provides virtually no protection during an accident. Each year, across the United States, an estimated 2,000 people are killed in motorcycle accidents. 50,000 more motorcyclists sustain harsh physical injuries due to these accidents.
An overpowering majority of motorcycle accidents that end in fatality or injury involve another vehicle. They are most often caused by a failure on the part of the other driver to be cognizant of the motorcyclist’s presence on the roadway or to yield the right-of-way.
According to recent data, about 80% of motorcycle accidents in the United States result in death or injury as opposed to just 20% of car accidents. In addition to this, the rate of fatal motorcycle accidents has been steadily increasing since 2003. The most recent statistics show a 55% increase.
Based on current trends, if a motorcyclist is hit by a car, they are three times more likely to be critically injured and 14 times more predisposed to death than someone inside a passenger vehicle.
The Provo 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 Provo 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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