St. George, UT – Motorcyclist Injured in Collision With Truck on River RoadUtah Legal News
St. George, UT (March 30, 2019) – A serious collision took place on Tuesday, March 26 at roughly 4:45 in the evening. The accident occurred on the northbound side of River Road near 2450 South.
The St. George Police Department along with emergency personnel responded to the scene of the collision. The accident involved a motorcycle and a pickup truck.
According to a news report, the motorcycle was driving north along River Road when a pickup truck executed a left-hand turn and proceeded through the intersection where he clipped the back end of the bike sending the rider smashing into the asphalt. A St. George police officer reported that the driver of the pickup truck said that he “believed the intersection to be clear.”
The motorcyclist was immediately transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center where he received medical treatment for his injuries.
We would like to extend our wishes for a full and speedy recovery to anyone who was injured in this traffic accident.
Motorcycle Accidents in St. George
Accidents involving motorcycles frequently lead to serious injuries for the rider. Motorcycles make up roughly 15% of our nation’s accident fatalities every single year and yet they only account for 1% of the total driving population of the United States.
Motorcycle accidents can happen for any number of reasons. The most common reason for these collisions, however, is distracted driving. People are simply not giving the road their full attention, instead choosing to engage in other activities while they are behind the wheel of a car. These distracting activities range from texting and driving to eating and driving. In either case, the driver’s eyes are not on the road or the drivers around him.
Motorcycle riders are also particularly vulnerable during an accident because there is nothing protecting them from the road. This can result in the rider’s injuries being far more serious than any injury to the other driver will be.
The state of Utah has established certain rules that make it possible for your motorcycle accident attorney to help you claim any financial recompense in the event that you are ever injured in an accident due to the negligence of another driver.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and are now facing the exorbitant costs of things such as hospital stays, doctor appointments lost wages due to an inability to work, and pain and suffering, then call the law offices of Siegfried & Jensen at 801-845-9000 and schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced, professional personal injury attorneys today.
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Disclaimer: At Siegfried & Jensen, we intend to honor the victims of horrific Utah accidents and inform the public about how to avoid these accidents and what can be done in the event of one. Please do not use this information as legal or medical advice.