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Lehi Utah Motorcycle Crash

By utahbikelaw |

On February 4, 2012 at about 4:30 in the afternoon a man was riding his motorcycle westbound near 700 East Main Street in Lehi when a car pulled out of a parking lot directly into the path of the motorcycle. The car driver reportedly told officers at the scene that he simply did not… Read More »

The Neverending Red Light Solution

By utahbikelaw |

You are cruising along on a beautiful evening ride – you come upon an intersection that is controlled by a traffic light. The light is red to you. You slow down and come to a gentle stop. You expect the light to change in perhaps 30 seconds or so. You adjust a glove –… Read More »

New Motorcycle Laws

By utahbikelaw |

With reports of some bikers doing stunts on I-15 and a rash of recent motorcycle fatalities and accidents it appears that the Utah Legislature has some plans. KSL here in Salt Lake has some pretty spectacular videos of motorcyclists performing stunts at high speed. Starting in July all people under 19 years will have… Read More »

Taylorsville Utah Woman Killed On Scooter

By utahbikelaw |

Michelle Rioja was reported by the Salt Lake Tribune to have died at the scene of a tragic scooter crash. It appears that Rioja may have abruptly turned her scooter to the left in order to avoid a line of parked cars. The abrupt turn caused the scooter to flip and Rioja somersaulted over… Read More »

Redwood Road Accident Kills One Motorcycle Rider and Another Is In Critical Condition

By utahbikelaw |

At about noon today a 28-year-old motorcycle driver, James Scarbrough from Layton, Utah, was killed and his 31-year-old passenger was sent to the hospital in critical condition. It appears that the motorcycle was traveling in the inside lane when a car in the outside lane stopped to allow another car turn left across the… Read More »

The Problems with Road Rage

By utahbikelaw |

I am sure that almost every motorcycle rider in and around Utah has heard about the “road rage motorcycle crash” that occurred in Centerville Utah on September 4, 2008. I have resisted writing about this truly unfortunate accident because I wanted to have an appreciation for all sides before commenting. This motorcycle crash was… Read More »

BYU Scooter Use Doubles

By utahbikelaw |

The use of scooters on campuses across the United States is increasing dramatically. BYU has more than doubled their free motorcycle parking permits from around 700 last year to more than 1500 this year. The primary reason for the increase in scooter use is, ofcourse, the high price of gasoline. But there are other… Read More »

Motorcyclist Dies in Zion Park

By utahbikelaw |

The Salt Lake Tribune reported yesterday that 52-year-old Eugene Carlston lost control of his motorcycle and crashed yesterday at about 5:30 pm. The crash occurred south of Kolob Terrace Road where he apparently drove off the pavement, laid the motorcycle on its side and slid. Mr. Carlston suffered severe head trauma. I do not… Read More »

Motorcyclist Killed Another Critical in Murray Utah

By utahbikelaw |

A Tuesday night crash in Murray cost the life of the motorcycle driver, Jan Grayson Eyring of Magna Utah. The motorcycle riders were taken to Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition but Eyring was declared dead. The motorcycle was traveling south on 700 East near 4500 South when a sedan pulled into the road… Read More »

Motorcycle Crash on I-15 in Construction Area

By utahbikelaw |

On June 6, 2009 a distracted tow truck driver initiated a sequence of events that would leave one man dead and others fighting for their lives. Michael Carver was killed when his Honda SUV was struck by the tow truck after it crashed through temporary concrete lane dividers. The tow truck then struck a… Read More »

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