According to the Standard-Examiner, on June 5, a Utah police officer crashed after hitting debris while riding his motorcycle on Interstate 15. The officer was part of a group of Salt Lake City motorcycle officers on a training ride.
The officers were traveling southbound on I-15 near Kaysville in the HOV lane when they came across a large piece of metal debris believed to be a piece of a refrigerator in the lane. The lead motorcycles attempted to avoid the debris, but one of them could not. The first motorcycle to hit the debris did not crash as a result. However, once on the move, the debris managed to collide with two other motorcycles in the group, causing one of them and its rider to crash. The officer that crashed was taken by ambulance to an area hospital for an undisclosed injury.
“The injured officer sustained serious injuries,” said Cpl. Todd Johnson of the Utah Highway Patrol.
This was an unfortunate turn of events that never should have happened in the first place. The debris in the road belonged to someone, and it was his or her responsibility not to allow it to become a road hazard. Negligence landed this officer in the hospital and if the officer’s serious injuries include a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or something similar, that negligence could end up marring the rest of his or her life.
No one should be able to get away with wronging someone like this. Our national accident attorney may be able to get you compensation for your injuries if you or someone you love were the victim of a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Call us today at (866) 377-3800 for a free consultation.
[Tom’s Tips: When riding, keep a minimum of a two second following distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.]
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