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Roy, UT (October 13, 2022) – The Utah Highway Patrol is currently assisting the Roy Police Department in a fatal crash investigation the agency is referring to as “complex.”

The accident took place on Monday, October 10th at about 10:00 p.m. when a motorcyclist collided with two other vehicles in the area of 6000 South and 1900 West. 

The motorcyclist, identified only as a 25-year-old male, died at the scene.  

According to an RCP spokesman, an officer observed the motorcyclist riding in the southbound lanes of 1900 West at a high rate of speed. He attempted to initiate a traffic stop around 5400 South.

The officer began pursuing the bike but eventually lost sight of it. Moments later, he heard the sound of a crash near 6000 South. 

As he approached the area, he could see that the rider had been involved in a collision with two other vehicles. The rider sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. 

Two occupants from the two other vehicles were transferred to McKay-Dee Hospital with what are believed to be non-critical injuries. 

Since the officer initiated a pursuit prior to the accident, the Officer Involved Critical Incident team conducted its own investigation. They determined that the chase did not meet the standards, namely because the motorcyclist was so far ahead of the officer, who failed to initiate the pursuit by activating his lights, it is unlikely he was even aware of the attempted traffic stop.  

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Motor Vehicles Accidents in Utah

No two accidents are exactly the same. This means determining if victims or their surviving relatives are eligible for compensation can be extremely challenging without the advantage of a licensed Utah personal injury lawyer

The first and most essential factor to establish in determining the validity of your claim is whether or not the four elements of negligence can be satisfactorily proven.  

  • Duty: Did the at-fault party have a responsibility to conduct themselves in a reasonable manner to prevent injury from coming to others and themselves? 
  • Violation: When a person violates their duty, people often get hurt. Would a more prudent person in the same or similar circumstances have behaved differently in order to prevent injury? 
  • Causation: You or your lawyer will have to show that the respondent’s violation was the distal or proximal cause of your damages. The damages could have been avoided had the defendant upheld their duty
  • Damages: Did the accident result in financial damages such as medical expenses, lost wages due to being unable to work, or property damage? In some cases, victims may also be eligible to collect non-economic compensation for emotional trauma.   

Determining the legitimacy and worth of your motor vehicle accident claim is difficult without the guidance of an experienced attorney. Our lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of all local and state laws and decades of experience handling these kinds of cases.

Let our lawyers deal with the intricacies of the legal process while you concentrate on getting better. If you lost a family member in a motorcycle accident, contact our motorcycle injury lawyers in Utah at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation.

Notes: The details and information utilized to create this post were gathered through the use of secondary sources. The details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by the writing staff at Jardine Law Offices. These sources include but are not limited to newspaper stories, local news sources, local and state police reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Farmington and Salt Lake City, Utah. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact us right away so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed, please let us know and we will remove it as soon as possible. 

Disclaimers: The attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have worked hard through the years to build a solid business reputation in the community. We write about these serious incidents to bring awareness about the dangers associated with driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being involved in a serious accident themselves. This story is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not taken from the scene of this accident.