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Category Archives: Accidents

Van Flees Dragging Motorcycle 200 Feet

By utahbikelaw |

A dark green or blue older model Chrysler minivan that had handicap plates hit and dragged a motorcyclist 200 feet and then fled the scene yesterday in Ogden, Utah. Both vehicles were traveling south on Harrison Boulevard near the 4100 block at about 3:30 yesterday afternoon. Despite several leads Ogden City Police have not… Read More »

Suv Hit Run Motorcycle Not Arrested

By utahbikelaw |

A 63-year-old man appears to have purposefully run down a motorcycle rider in Springville this week. From news reports at KSL and Deseret News it appears that the motorcycle pulled over to allow the SUV to pass but the SUV followed. When the motorcycle tried to turn to get out of the way of… Read More »

Fatal Crash Caused By Boy Scouts

By utahbikelaw |

I originally wrote about this tragic crash last week where a Colorado man was killed while riding his motorcycle in what was described in the press by police as an accident of “unfortunate timing.” What might be a better description of this terrible and unnecessary death is a crash caused by “lack of supervision.”… Read More »

Suspected Drunk Driver Kills Rider

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The Salt Lake Tribune reported that Leland Lloyd, 53, of Lancaster was riding south on Greensprings Drive in Washington City when a northbound green Ford Explorer made a left-hand turn in front of Lloyd. The head-on crash occurred at about 9:15 a.m. Sunday morning August 6, 2009 and despite wearing a helmet Mr. Lloyd… Read More »

Rider Killed in Ogden

By utahbikelaw |

A motorcycle rider was northbound on Washington Boulevard in Ogden when an SUV entered the same northbound lane from a parking lot. The motorcycle and the SUV crashed killing the motorcycle rider. The motorcycle crash occurred on May 24, 2013, Friday night about 9:00 pm. The motorcycle rider killed in the crash was 24-year-old… Read More »

colorado crash

By utahbikelaw |

A man in Colorado’s Weld County was arrested recently in connection with a 2007 motorcycle crash that killed a 21-year-old woman who was the passenger on his motorcycle when they crashed. Tyrrell Kochenower, the motorcycle driver, was arrested and is being held on a $100,000 bond. The crash, which happened on Sept. 21, 2007,… Read More »

Roy Man Killed Hit And Run

By utahbikelaw |

The Deseret News reported that Jeffrey Spears was killed in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident last Saturday night. ABC News reported that a 24-year-old woman by the name of Mercury Vongsengxay turned herself in the following morning after have left the scene of the accident the previous night. I have written before about hit-and-run motorcycle… Read More »

Target Fixation

By utahbikelaw |

Target fixation occurs when you go where you look. It is a phenomenon that especially occurs when riding a two-wheeled vehicle but also happens when driving a vehicle. Sounds simple, and it is, but the implications can be enormous. It plays an important role when faced with an immediate threat or danger. Imagine you… Read More »

What to Do after Motorcycle Accident

By utahbikelaw |

You’ve just been involved in a motorcycle accident, and you’re wondering what to do next. You’re probably feeling scared and overwhelmed. However, your actions immediately following the accident may affect your future dramatically, so you need to make the right decisions. Follow these steps to cover all of your bases. 1. Call for help…. Read More »

Motorcycle Accident Types

By utahbikelaw |

No two motorcycle accidents are exactly the same, but certain types of accidents are more likely to occur than others. Understanding which type of accident you experienced can help you as you prepare your case. Knowing about the most frequent causes of motorcycle accidents can also help you avoid crashes in the future. Here… Read More »

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