Sandy, UT (June 16, 2021) – One woman was killed during a motorcycle accident along Interstate 15 on Wednesday, June 16th in Sandy.
The collision occurred at about 3:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the interstate in the area of 8700 South.
According to investigators, the motorcycle was carrying a male adult driver and a female adult passenger.
Onlookers told police they noticed the motorcycle fishtailing before going down. A preliminary investigation led investigators to believe the motorcycle experienced some kind of mechanical failure.
Both riders were thrown from the bike when it crashed.
After the motorcycle went down, a tractor-trailer operator failed to notice the woman lying in the roadway, and ran her over. Moments later, the victim was run over by a second tractor-trailer. She died at the scene.
The motorcycle’s driver was able to drag himself across the pavement to the side of the road. He was transported via ambulance to a local trauma center in serious condition. He is expected to survive.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Wrongful deaths are fatalities that are caused by the wrongful act, maliciousness, or neglect of someone else. Unfortunately, wrongful deaths are an all-too-common outcome of motor vehicle accidents.
In 2016, in the state of Utah, over 270 people were killed in fatal auto crashes alone. Hundreds of lives are cut short every year from some sort of avoidable incident, like one resulting from an inattentive driver or defective drug. When a person dies under these circumstances, their immediate family members might be eligible to hire a Utah wrongful death attorney to obtain financial compensation through a civil case.
When people die due to injuries they receive in accidents caused by malicious, negligent, or careless drivers, their immediate family could be entitled to damages. Filing a legal claim with a compassionate and skilled wrongful death attorney in the Salt Lake City area can help to ensure your legal rights are defended after the loss of a loved one.
The Utah fatal accident attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have decades of experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing someone they love in an avoidable accident. Our team takes an aggressive and comprehensive approach toward protecting the legal rights of families throughout the Salt Lake City area.
From the start, our team works to assemble a solid legal claim that best demonstrates the liability of the defendant. With sufficient evidence, knowledge of case law, and commitment, we aggressively negotiate settlements for our clients that provide them with the full and fair compensation for their damages.
If a member of your family lost their lives in an accident caused by the negligence of another person, contact our personal injury attorneys in Salt Lake City at (801) 350-3506 to see how our team can help you get the justice you deserve for your loved one. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident.
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