West Jordan Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

A man was killed when his motorcycle collided with a concrete wall.

Details about the Fatal Motorcycle Accident

According to the Gephardt Daily News, a 23-year-old man was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle in an accident that involved him colliding with a concrete wall on Wednesday evening in the area of West Jordan.

A police officer from West Jordan stated that the accident happened at about 11 p.m. on the 8200 block out South and the 6000 block of West. He motorcycle driver hit a roundabout, causing him to lose control of the vehicle and collide with a second wall, where he suffered a fatal head injury.

The police officer further revealed that the victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. There were also no witnesses of the accident, so at this time, officers are uncertain as to how long the it was between the time of the accident and when police arrived at the scene.

The man was taken via helicopter to the University of Utah Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. The accident remains under investigation at this time, and it is uncertain whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.

Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States of people involved in motorcycle accidents:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States.
  • Helmets have proven to be about 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle fatalities during an accident.
  • In 2014, motorcycle fatalities represented a total of 13 percent of all traffic fatalities that happened in the United States.
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