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1 dead, 3 injured in separate motorcycle accidents

1 dead, 3 injured in separate motorcycle accidents



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(KSL Newsradio) Several motorcycle accidents yesterday left three people injured and one man dead.

The first happened near Pineview Reservoir. A man and woman riding a motorcycle crashed when a truck pulled in front of them. Neither was wearing a helmet. According to the Standard Examiner, both were taken to hospital, where the woman was treated for head injuries. The man suffered broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

Around 6 p.m. yesterday a man riding on 1300 East near 5500 South crashed into a car turning left. He was thrown about 60 feet. He too did not have a helmet and suffered head trauma, a broken arm and leg.

The man who was killed slammed into the back of a parked Utah Highway Patrol car near the I-80/I-215 interchange. The Salt Lake Tribune identifies the victim as 48-year-old Robert John McLaughlin.

Ironically, the trooper had pulled over to help another motorcyclist who had a minor crash. The trooper was not injured.

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