HERRIMAN, Utah, June 17, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Southbound Mountain View Corridor in Herriman was closed to traffic Monday morning after a violent crash involving a truck and motorcycle.
According to the Herriman Police Department, officers responded to reports of an accident at 12800 South Mountain View Corridor about 7:20 a.m.
“Witnesses indicated a black motorcycle traveling southbound on Mountain View was
passing vehicles in the shoulder at a high rate of speed beginning near 12300 South,” police said.
“The motorcycle crossed through the intersection of 12600 South in the shoulder and proceeded around another vehicle at 12800 South, where it impacted the rear end of a gray dump truck pulling a pup trailer.”
The motorcycle operator, a 17-year-old male, was airlifted to an area hospital in extremely critical condition with severe head trauma. He was not wearing a helmet.
Police say the driver of the truck kept going, most likely unaware the accident had happened.
“The impact to the rear of the pup trailer was not likely significant enough to cause the
driver of the truck to be aware of what had happened,” Herriman police said.
“We are asking for anyone who was operating a dump truck pulling a pup trailer southbound on Mountain View Corridor near 12600 South between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. to please check the rear end of their pup trailer for damage and reach out to us at 801-840-4000.
“Also, anyone driving in the area this morning who may have witnessed this crash or the circumstances leading up to it is also asked to contact Herriman PD.”