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St. George, UT (November 28, 2021) – A motorcycle rider is in serious condition after being he was hit by a driver in St. George on Saturday, November 27th.

St. George Police said that the victim is a 25-year-old man. His identity has not been released at this time.

The accident took place happened near the intersection of River Road and 2450 South at about 7:00 p.m. when the motorcyclist was riding northbound on River Road. A female driver made a lefthand turn onto 2450 South when her car and the motorcycle collided.

The rider was taken to a local hospital in serious condition. 

The cause of the accident has not been determined and an accident reconstruction team is currently investigating the situation.

Motorcycle Accidents in Utah

Based on current statistics, if a motorcyclist is hit by a vehicle, they are three times more likely to be critically injured and 14 times more predisposed to being killed than someone inside a passenger vehicle.

Roughly 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 deadly motorcycle accidents has been steadily increasing since 2003. The most current data shows a 55% increase.

By the nature of its design, a motorcycle offers its rider an exciting method of travel but almost no protection during an accident. Each year, across the United States, an estimated 2,000 people die in motorcycle accidents. 50,000 more motorcyclists sustain severe physical injuries due to these accidents.

St. George Motorcycle Crash Lawyers

The St. George 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 St. George 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.

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.