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Spanish Fork, UT (March 27, 2022) – One person died and another was hospitalized after a motorcycle accident in Utah County on Sunday, March 27th 

The crash occurred at about 3:35 p.m. when a motorcycle heading northbound on State Route 198 approached stopped traffic from people attending the Festival of Colors. The driver was unable to control the bike and it rolled as they attempted an evasive maneuver.

The motorcycle operator was thrown from the bike into the side of a stopped vehicle. 

The passenger was pinned under the motorcycle. CPR was performed on the scene by Utah County deputies and Utah Highway Patrol troopers who were in the area for the event.

The passenger was taken to a nearby hospital where they were pronounced dead. 

SR-198 was closed while police investigated.

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 their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Wrongful Deaths in Utah 

Wrongful deaths are deaths that are caused by the wrongful act, maliciousness, or neglect of someone else. Unfortunately, wrongful deaths are an all-too-common consequence of motor vehicle accidents. 

In 2016, in Utah, more than 270 people were killed in fatal auto crashes alone. Hundreds of lives are cut short every year from some sort of preventable incident, like one resulting from an inattentive driver or defective drug. When a person dies under these circumstances, their immediate family members could be eligible to hire a Utah wrongful death attorney to obtain financial recovery through a civil case.

From the start, our team works hard to assemble a solid legal claim that best demonstrates the liability of the defendant. With sufficient evidence, knowledge of case law, and dedication, we aggressively negotiate settlements for our clients that provide them with full and fair compensation for their damages.

Spanish Fork Fatal Accident Attorney

When people die from injuries sustained in accidents caused by careless, malicious, or negligent drivers, their immediate family may be entitled to damages. Filing a legal claim with a compassionate and skilled wrongful death attorney in Spanish Fork can help to ensure your legal rights are defended after the loss of a loved one.

The Spanish Fork vehicle 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 to protect the legal rights of families throughout Utah.

If a member of your family died in an accident caused by the negligence of another person, contact our personal injury attorneys in Utah at (801) 350-3506 to see how our team can help you receive 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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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.