Motorcyclist flown to hospital after collision with car

A motorcyclist was thrown from his bike after it collided with a car that turned in front of it on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah, Sept. 13, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A 56-year-old man was flown from State Route 189 in Wasatch County to a nearby hospital after his motorcycle collided with a Volkswagen Beetle on Thursday morning, and he was thrown nearly the length of a tennis court.

The accident happened at about 6:19 a.m. near Charleston, according to information from the Utah Highway Patrol. A silver Beetle, driven by a 41-year-old woman, was traveling south on S.R. 189 in the left turn lane, preparing to turn left. A silver Yamaha motorcycle was traveling north on the same road.

The Volkswagen driver made the left turn in front of the motorcycle, which then struck the Beetle. The impact threw the motorcyclist approximately 75 feet, the UHP statement says.

“A UHP sergeant was on a traffic stop on the roadway the Beetle was attempting to turn onto,” the statement says. “He heard the crash behind him on SR-189 and was able to immediately respond. The motorcycle operator was flown by medical helicopter and was in stable condition. The motorcycle operator was wearing a helmet, gloves and protective jacket.

“The driver of the Volkswagen was not injured. Traffic was diverted through Charleston while the medical helicopter was on the ground.”

The roadway was cleared and reopened at about 8 a.m.


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