I unfortunately was one of the first on this scene. One, that I wish no one ever
has to see. To the family and friends of the rider: I am so sorry for your
tragic loss. I can personally tell you that he did not appear to be in any pain
and he wasn't alone. I was talking to him and holding his head until a fire
fighter took my place. To my family and friends that ride, please please wear
bright colors and watch out for the "other guy". To anyone that drives a
vehicle, please remember the power that you are holding onto when you get behind
This is the 2nd death of a biker in the last couple of days in which the pickup
truck made a left turn in front of the biker.Utah drivers deserve
the "worst drivers in the country" award for a reason.The
penalties for killing someone with a motor vehicle in Utah are almost
non-existent. "The 38-year-old man was traveling east on 11800
South when a westbound pickup truck made a left turn onto 3840 West, traveling
into the path of the motorcycle, said Unified police detective Chuck
Malm."It was 7:40 PM and the biker was traveling east and the
pickup made a left turn in front of him. How could "sun glare" be a
factor if they were traveling east? Besides, the bike had halogen headlights or
LED if it's less than 20 years old.
It's motorcycle season folks, slow down, get your head out of the phone,
look and pay attention.
Good grief, second death in 3 days. C'mon people, triple check for
motorcycles when you make left turns. Utah loves campaigns against things, how
about a campaign to promote left turn awareness?
With more and more heavy traffic on 11800 S., people actually should slow down
and be more attentive and observant! This is another tragedy!
Prayers for this man's family.