A motorcyclist from Price Utah was killed Tuesday July 20, 2010 just before 11:00 a.m. in Emery County in a crash with a car. The name of the motorcycle rider was 68-year-old Glenn Silvis of Price and he was killed at the scene of the crash.
It appears that the car was traveling north on state route 10 just south of Price. Moments before the crash dispatchers received a call of a possible DUI or reckless driver in a sedan hading north and while still on the phone the caller witnessed the crash. The car crossed the median lines into the south-bound traffic and struck the motorcycle, throwing the motorcycle rider to the pavement. The driver of the car suffered minor injuries and was taken to Castleview Hospital in Price. Police suspect that the driver of the car was under the influence of drugs and / or alcohol. The investigation continues.
This picture is from KSL courtesy of the Emery County Sheriff's Office:
This is a tragic incident that just did not have to happen. The driver that called was absolutely doing the right thing and I encourage others that see drivers swerving all over the road to call 911 to report them. I also encourage drivers to call and report people they see texting while driving. After all we all know now that testing and driving is as bad as driving drunk.
An investigation has to include finding out (1) if the driver of the car was drunk and (2) if he was drunk where and with whom was he drinking. The answers to these questions may turn up evidence that others might be liable for supplying the alcohol and / or allowing the car driver to get behind the wheel.
My condolences to the family.
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