One man is dead after he and his 12-year-old son were involved in a motorcycle accident in Provo Canyon, Utah May 26. Police say a Chevrolet Blazer was attempting a U-turn when it pulled in front of the motorcycle. The man driving the motorcycle did not have time to stop before he ran into the back of the Blazer. The impact ejected the man and his son off the bike. The man was pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic brain injuries, and the boy was rushed to a hospital where he was treated and is expected to make a full recovery.
The Provo police announced it was the fourth fatal vehicle accident that weekend. They believed the increase in accidents was due to the increase in the Memorial Day weekend traffic. The Highway patrol were stationed in high-risk areas and reportedly scheduled for 300 additional shifts for the Memorial Day weekend.
Just because there is increased law enforcement around problem areas, does not mean they will be able to stop an accident from happening. That is why it is extremely important for motorists and motorcyclists to all observe the traffic laws. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident because of a negligent driver, then call (866) 377-3800 today. Our national accident attorney wants to help you with your case.
[Tom’s Tips: It is best practice to give motorcyclists the right of way. A motorcycle does not protect the driver like a car does.]
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