Are You Worried About Speeding?
Two people died in Carbon County last week on July 29 as a result of a motorcycle crash. Both victims died after the driver failed to successfully negotiate a turn. Although the names of the victims have not been released, they are believed to have died on impact. Speed is believed to be the major factor in their death.
The Christensen Law Firm we offers our deepest condolences to the family and friends that both victims have left behind.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to the Utah Department of Public Safety 1 out of every 9 road fatalities in the United States annually are motorcycle riders. In Utah there has been an upward trend over the past few of years in serious injury and fatality rate.
While wearing helmets and following all of the safety laws can help prevent fatalities, we want to make people aware that there is also an education training program that motorcycle riders can now take. Motorcyclists who have not taken one of these courses are about 15 times more likely to be killed in a motorcycle accident than those riders who have completed one.
These courses are like a driver’s educational course for motorists, but it emphasizes safe driving on a motorcycle. There are courses offered for multiple levels with varying requirements, but private instruction is offered as well. The goal of these courses is to make the roads safer for motorists and motorcyclists. Utah motorcycle attorneys provide the following links for more information.
We can help you
Motorcycle riders have very little protection when being struck by another vehicle or when hitting the road, which is certainly a major reason why motorcycle accidents can cause great emotional and physical pain. If you or a loved one has been injured and you would like a no-obligation consultation from professional Utah Motorcycle attorneys call the Christensen Law Firm at 801-506-0800.