Motorcyclist thrown 100 ft. in crash with passenger car in Sandy

SANDY, Utah, Sept. 8, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A motorcyclist was severely injured Saturday night when he was thrown at least 100 feet from his bike after colliding with a car.

Lt. Mark Soper, Sandy Police Department, said the motorcycle was westbound on 11400 South when it slammed into a vehicle that had exited Interstate 15 to turn east. The wreck happened at about 9 p.m. under the I-15 overpass on 11400 South.

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, Soper said. He was ejected from the bike and was transported in serious condition by ground ambulance to Intermountain Medical Center. Soper said the man survived the crash and his injuries aren’t considered life-threatening.

The driver of the passenger car was walking around and talking with officers.

The police are working to corroborate witness statements that someone may have run a red light, but it wasn’t clear at what exact point the light changed. Officials planned to check the timing and sequence of the lights, Soper said.

It is still early in the investigation, and Soper said it isn’t yet known if speed or impairment were factors in the crash.

Wreckers were en route and the scene was soon cleared.


  1. Saw this happen and i was positive he didn’t make it. I’m blown away. But very grateful. I hope he learns from this. Ran a red light and going suuuuper fast down that street. So grateful he was wearing a helmet.

  2. I am amazed he survived. Me and my two friends were in the turning lane waiting to get on the freeway when he sped through an already red light. I am so happy he is going to make it and grateful he was wearing a helmet. We hope the driver of the other vehicle knows he didn’t do anything wrong. He simply went on a green light.

  3. I was getting I ride and as we passed by we just saw a broken motorcycle on the floor there with police and fire engines. We were almost positive that the motorcyclist would’ve been thrown at least twenty feet and died, but it amazes me and makes me so thankful that he is alive , I hope we can all learn from this mistake and continue to stay safe on the road


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