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Scary Motorcycle & Semi-truck Crash on I-15 in Salt Lake City Utah

On Thursday April 25, 2013 at about 1:45 pm a motorcycle was on I-15 in South Salt Lake City when it slowed for traffic. Unfortunately, a semi-truck was following the motorcycle and for whatever reason had to apply its brakes hard causing the trailer to jack-knife causing a collision. the crash was reported by Fox 13 Utah.

The motorcycle was struck from the rear by the semi-truck and the motorcycle rider was sent crashing to the road. It is reported that the motorcycle rider sustained minor injuries but was taken to a local hospital.

As a motorcycle rider for over 30 years I exercise extreme caution on all roads but especially on the freeway. The hairs on the back of my neck prickle when I need to slow, or God forbid, stop on the highway because of traffic. I fear that a vehicle driver will not see me and slam into the back of me. I can only imagine the fear that was in this motorcyclist’s mind if he saw the semi-truck bearing down on him. His life must have passed before his eyes.

When I stop on my motorcycle, be it on any road, I always flash my brake lights trying to alert following vehicles that I am stopped. I always try to plan an escape route by either angling my bike or leaving lots of space between the vehicles in front of me and myself so if I need to escape I have a route.

Fortunately, and hopefully, it was correctly reported that the rider sustained only minor injury.

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