Father, son transported to IMC after crashing motorcycle in Sandy

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SANDY, Utah, May 26, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A father and son riding their new motorcycle Sunday night were transported to the hospital after they crashed on a curve on Little Cottonwood Lane.

Sandy Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Stuebner said the man and his 16-year-old son were riding together on the motorcycle sometime before 9 p.m. when they were taking a turn and lost control of the bike. He said they had just purchased the motorcycle and were taking it out for a ride.

“They laid the bike down and slid,” Stuebner told Gephardt Daily. “The father wasn’t wearing a helmet and was not fully aware of what happened. The son was wearing a helmet and was fully aware and was able to tell us how the crash occurred.”

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Both father and son were transported to Intermountain Medical Center.

Stuebner said the 16-year-old was in alpha-bravo condition, meaning he was not seriously injured. The father was considered to be in more serious condition because of possible head trauma. Both had considerable road rash.

“They got lucky. They didn’t hit any walls or vehicles,” Stuebner said.

With the weather finally clearing and warming up, more people will be out on motorcycles, Stuebner said.

“It’s important to be really aware of your surroundings and the road conditions. After all the rain we’ve had, there’s a lot of gravel on the roads, and that probably contributed to this crash.”

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