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Spanish Fork, UT (May 07, 2022) – Police in Spanish Fork have identified the man riding a bicycle who was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on Tuesday, May 3rd.  

Officers were dispatched to the scene of the fatal bicycle accident in the area of Highway 6 and Canyon Creek Parkway in Spanish Fork at about 11:30 a.m.

The victim has since been identified as 49-year-old Jed Jorgensen, a resident of Salem.

Eyewitnesses reported that the driver of the tractor-trailer was trying to make a righthand turn off of 1000 North into the eastbound lane of Highway 6. 

A man riding a bike through the crosswalk heading from north to south was struck by the truck’s back tires and ejected from his bike and run over by the trailer.  

Jorgensen was taken by ambulance to Spanish Fork Hospital, where he passed away due to his injuries.

The truck operator, a 63-year-old man whose name has not been released, was unharmed during the incident and has cooperated with the investigation by Spanish Fork police that is currently underway.  

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Jed Jorgensen, at this time.

Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Utah

In the state of Utah, there are a few notable differences between bicycle accidents and standard car accidents that it is important to understand, the most important being that bicycles and motor vehicles do not carry the same kind of liability insurance.

Second, when a cyclist is hurt, the injuries they sustain are often far more severe. If you are injured as a bicycle rider, it is vital that you seek prompt medical attention so you can understand the full scope of your injuries and learn what medical care is necessary for you to fully recover from them.

Lastly, hire a reputable bicycle accident lawyer who knows how the different kinds of insurance work in your case and who is known for taking cases all the way to trial to ensure full financial compensation.

Our lawyers understand the dangers that those who enjoy bike riding often face. Given the lack of a two-ton metal shell as protection, cyclists are some of the most helpless people on our state’s roadways. In addition, many motorists do not give bicycle riders the room on the roadway or the respect they are granted by the law. 

If you were hurt in a bike accident, you deserve a successful outcome to your claim.

Meeting with a bicycle crash lawyer in Spanish Fork as soon as you can is a major component of constructing a successful personal injury claim. Our bike injury attorneys are ready to guide you through your legal options and develop a shrewd strategy that will secure you the financial compensation you deserve.

Our Spanish Fork personal injury attorneys at Jardine Law Offices P. C., work aggressively to make certain our clients see the justice they so rightfully deserve. Our knowledgeable and skilled lawyers will study the events surrounding your case to decide the most effective plan of action.  

If you were hurt in a bicycle accident because of another’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a no-obligation case assessment to see how we can help you.

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.