Terrace man, 61, killed in motorcycle accident

Monday , July 14, 2014 - 3:52 PM

Standard-Examiner staff

WASHINGTON TERRACE — The noise and sight of an accident that may have caused the death of a 61-year-old motorcyclist haunts Tara Hirischi.

Hirischi was outside her home on 300 West in Washington Terrace on Monday morning trying to get her car started when she heard a motorcycle coming. 

When she looked up, Hirischi said she saw a red, Honda Civic pull out at the intersection of 4800 South and 300 West. 

“He just flew up and hit the windshield,” Hirischi said. 

Hirischi said she grabbed her phone and called 911 as she ran to the scene. Others stopped to help until Weber County Sheriff’s deputies and emergency crews arrived.

“Everyone was trying to help,” Hirischi said.

The accident happened at 7:40 a.m., according to a press release. 

The Washington Terrace man, who was wearing a helmet, was traveling north on 300 West when a 61-year-old woman driving a red, Honda Civic pulled out in front of the motorcycle. The woman who was traveling east on 4800 South had stopped at the stop sign on 300 West.

She told officers the morning sun was in her eyes and “she never saw the other vehicle,” according to the press release. 

The man was traveling around 30-35 mph and T-boned the Honda. The motorcyclist sustained a broken leg and other injuries. He was transported to the Ogden Regional Medical Center where he later died, according to the press release. The exact cause of death will need to be determined by the Medical Examiner’s office.

The woman was not injured during the accident. She was cited for failure to yield the right of way and driving on a denied license.

The names of the parties involved are not being released at this time as the investigation remains on-going.

Contact reporter Loretta Park at 801-625-4252 or lpark@standard.net. Follow her on Twitter at @LorettaParkSE. Like her on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/SELorettaPark.

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