Multiple Davis motorcycle accidents; one airlifted

Saturday , June 07, 2014 - 11:21 PM

Standard-Examiner staff

LAYTON - Police are asking motorcyclists to be more careful after responding to multiple accidents, one resulting in a man getting critically injured.

The accident occurred at 734 N. and Main Street. The biker was travelling southbound and aggressively passing vehicles, according to Layton Police. As the biker was passing, a northbound Suburban was turning left into the KFC parking lot and collided with the biker. 

The biker sustained serious injuries to his head and legs and was airlifted to McKay-Dee Hospital via helicopter. He was not wearing a helmet.

The accident is under investigation to determine which vehicle was at fault. 

Another accident involving a motorcycle slowed weekend traffic to a near stand still.

The accident happened at about 4 p.m. on northbound Interstate 15, near the 700 South exit in Clearfield.

The motorcycle was the only involved vehicle and the driver had to be transported to the hospital via ambulance for minor injuries.

Two northbound lanes were closed for about an hour while emergency crews cleared the scene. It is unknown why the motorcycle wrecked.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers say the have dealt with multiple motorcycle accidents in the past few days, two resulting in fatalities. 

Troopers also advises other motorists to be aware that as the weather warms up, more bikers will be on the roads.

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