Man dead, passenger injured in motorcycle accident in West Jordan

WEST JORDAN, Utah, June 18, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A motorcycle rider lost his life and his passenger was seriously injured early Thursday in an accident off Redwood Road.

Lt. K. Jenkins, West Jordan Police Department, told Gephardt Daily that officers were called to the scene, at 7078 S. Redwood Road, at 12:09 a.m.

“It was a single-vehicle accident, just the motorcycle, in the parking lot of a business down there,” Jenkins said. “He got on the motorcycle and ended up crashing in the parking lot and being pronounced deceased at the scene.”

Jenkins said he didn’t know the exact nature of the accident, which was still being investigated. He didn’t know if the 48-year-old rider hit a stationary object or lost his balance. The rider had left the business Good Spirits before the accident, Jenkins said.

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“Officers who arrived on the scene found a faint pulse, and attempted life-saving measures that were then taken over by medics, but were unable to revive him.”

Jenkins called back with updated information, and said the man also had an adult female passenger who left the business with him, crashed, and suffered injuries. The woman’s injuries were not life-threatening, Jenkins said.

Neither the man or his passenger were wearing helmets at the time of the crash, Jenkins said.


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