Panguitch, UT – Motorcyclist Killed In Accident On UT-143

Panguitch, UT - Motorcyclist Killed In Accident On UT-143

Panguitch, UT – Motorcyclist Killed In Accident On UT-143

Panguitch, UT (August 12, 2019) – Thursday afternoon on August 8th, a motorcyclist was reportedly killed after being struck head-on by a pickup truck. The crash happened just south of Panguitch, Utah on UT-143. According to Utah Highway Patrol, the accident happened just before 5:00 p.m.

The motorcyclist was traveling southbound on the highway when a Toyota pickup truck traveling northbound struck him head-on. For an unknown reason, the pickup crossed the centerline. The deceased was identified as a 68-year-old man from Panguitch. He was killed on impact. 

It is believed that fatigue was a factor in the accident. The identity of the driver was not released, and it is unknown if the driver was injured. The cause of the collision is under investigation. No other information is currently available. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Drowsy Car Accidents near Baton Rouge

Panguitch, UT - Motorcyclist Killed In Accident On UT-143It has been found that each year nearly 328,000 car crashes are caused by drowsy driving. In 2015, more than 5,000 people were killed in drowsy car accidents. 40 percent of all drivers admit to falling asleep behind the wheel sometime during their driving career. 

When a driver is fatigued on the roadway, they are more likely to injure someone on the road. The severity of these injuries ranges due to the severity of the crash. In some cases, victims are able to contact a Utah car crash attorney to regain lost compensation. 

At Siegfried & Jensen, our legal experts understand that recovering from an injury is hard. It is even more frustrating when your injuries were caused by another driver’s negligence. Call our offices today at 801-845-9000 to discuss your case. 

Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Siegfried & Jensen strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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