Salt Lake City, UT (November 14, 2021) – A motorcycle burst into flames after it was involved in an accident with another car in the Salt Lake City area on Saturday afternoon, November 13.
The incident happened on 1300 South, and per Salt Lake City Firefighters and IAFF Local 81 reports, the motorcycle was fully engulfed when crews arrived on the scene.
Additional units were called out and the fire was eventually extinguished.
Officials said the motorcyclist was injured but was able to transport himself to the hospital. Details about his injuries were not immediately available, and it’s unclear if any other victims suffered injuries in the incident.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
An overwhelming majority of motorcycle accidents that end in death or injury involve another vehicle, such as a truck or car. They are most often caused by a failure on the part of the other driver to be aware of the motorcyclist’s presence on the roadway or to yield the right-of-way.
About 80% of motorcycle accidents in the United States result in death or injury compared to just 20% of car accidents. In addition to this, the rate of fatal motorcycle accidents has been steadily increasing since 2003. The most current statistics show a 55% increase.
The Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake 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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