An SUV and motorcycle collision in Lindon, Utah seriously injured one person on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, this Utah motorcycle accident happened around 12:10 a.m., near 700 North and State Street in Lindon, Utah.
According to Lindon police, the driver of the SUV, a 19-year-old Pleasant Grove woman, made a left turn into the path of the 29-year-old motorcyclist from Provo, Utah. The accident left the motorcycle driver in serious condition. The SUV driver allegedly told police that she took a quick look at her watch before she made the left turn onto 700 North. She didn’t notice the motorcyclist coming from the south side of the street. The driver of the motorcycle was able to lay down his motorcycle, but still clipped the front fender of the SUV. The biker was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and officials are not sure how fast he was going.
Emergency personnel responded and transported the motorcycle driver by helicopter, to Utah Valley Medical Center. He suffered serious chest and leg injuries. At the time of this report, no citations had been given.
I wish the man the very best as he recovers.
Unless the biker was found to be going an excessively high speed, the driver of the SUV will probably be found to be at-fault for this accident. She has a obligation to yield when making a left turn. The driver of the motorcycle will have a claim against the at-fault parties insurance. If the woman was actually texting as she made her turn, things will be much worse for her under Utah’s new texting statute which imposes minimum criminal penalties for those that injure another while they text and drive. Further, the woman is exposed to punitive damages for her role in causing this crash to occur.
Ron Kramer is a Utah personal injury and accident lawyer practicing throughout the state. Call the Kramer Law Group today at 801-666-3959 for a free consultation if you are in need of a Utah motorcycle accident attorney.