Motorcyclist severely injured in Ogden truck collision

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OGDEN, Utah, Sept. 3, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A motorcyclist was transported to the hospital with multiple injuries Monday night after police said his bike collided with a passenger truck that turned in front of him in the 2900 block of Washington Boulevard.

Ogden Police Lt. Will Farr told Gephardt Daily the crash happened at 6:24 p.m. as  the truck and motorcycle were both traveling south on Washington.

“The 39-year-old truck driver intended to turn into a business. He didn’t see the motorcycle and cut it off, ” Farr said.

The motorcyclist, a 43-year-old man, was not wearing a helmet and suffered multiple injuries to his head and legs.

Farr said the man was taken to the hospital in stable condition, but the extent of his injuries still is not known.

Officers were at the scene for more than two hours, and the crash is still under investigation. Farr said police do not suspect impairment was a factor in the crash at this time.

“There was a lot of chaos and the officers were concerned about traffic,” Farr said, but Washington Boulevard remained open.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information is made available.



  1. This is my husband’s brother. He is still in the hospital and has had 2 surgeries to repair his foot and wrist. He still has to ha e surgery for his face as he has multiple fractures. An America first account has been set up for home and his family as he will be unable to provide for quite some time. If you would like to donate I will leave the info here. Account name: Chris “groanz” Saunders Acct: 9105016. Call America first 1-800-999-3961 or you can visit any branch. Donations will help pay the bills at home while he is unable to. Chris has a wife, a daughter and twin boys that depend on him, and because of the driver in the trucks negligence he cannot do that. Please help us help them.

  2. For those who may have missed the original post, Chris (not my husband but our brother) Saunders was t-boned by a truck who crossed several lanes of traffic. He was rushed to the hospital listed as a trauma one patient. After much time passed (probably not as long as it felt) we were updated that he was stable and by the grace of God didnt have any life threatening injuries. He did sustain a fractured wrist which will require surgery, his foot is going to require surgery as it is mangled and also his face. The facial surgeon hasn’t been in yet but Tracy was told he will need surgery on his face due to left orbital fracture and his nose and mouth. With all that said we are all blessed he is still with us and doing ok. They are managing his pain and him and Tracy are in good spirits. Ok, so there has been an account set up for Saunders to help with bills as he recovers. If you would like to donate that would be awesome and if you cant just please share this post to get the word out. This next few weeks or months will be a struggle but with all the love and support we can help ease the burden. The account is setup at America First under Chris “Groanz” Saunders, Acct# 9105016. There are 4 ways to donate.
    1. Visit an America First branch to make a deposit
    2. If you are a member of America First you can transfer funds using online banking or speech access or call the 1-800-999-3961 and have the member service contact center transfer the funds. **If u do it through your online transfer option with AFCU, select share savings when asked after entering the account # & his last name.**
    3. If donors are not members of the credit union, they may call and pay with a credit card or a one time ACH transfer through member service contact center. (This option does incur a fee) or you can use you own banks bill pay feature to transfer funds. They will require additional information including
    -Routing Number for AFCU- 324377516
    -Address: P.O. Box 9199, Ogden, UT. 84409
    4. You can also send a physical check referencing the account #910506 and account name Chris “Groanz” Saunders to
    America First Credit Union
    P.O. Box 9199
    Ogden, UT. 84409

    Thank You all in advance for your love and support.


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