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Motorists Accidently Injure Cyclists On Utah Tour

Motorists Accidently Injure Cyclists On Utah Tour

By on Aug 19, 2015 in blog |

The 2015 annual Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah saw teams from all over the planet come to compete in the Beehive State. The tour has become a marque cycling event and few would dispute that it’s a great thing for the state on many levels – economic, sporting, entertainment and good old local civic pride.

So, when a horrific accident took place between one of the racers and motorists acting in a supporting role, it definitely put a damper upon the festivities. 

As exciting as Tour of Utah bicycle racing competitions can be, Matt Brammeier’s terrible crash during the Tour of Utah illustrates the dangers that cyclists face on the road. 

Car Meets Cyclist

The accident at the Tour of Utah was caused by what appeared to be a racer who had lost control of his bike. Cyclist, Matt Brammeier, slammed straight into the side of a mid-sized support vehicle.

accident attorneyBrammeier survived the crash, but sustained several serious injuries. If you or a loved one is ever involved in a crash with a motor vehicle, you will want to immediately contact an experienced accident attorney.

Rising Bicycle Accident Rates Have Utah Accident Attorneys Working to Keep Up

Even if you’re not a pro bike racer, whenever you ride on Utah’s scenic highways and byways, you risk serious injury from an automobile accident. Bicycle fatalities continue to trend upwards, but you can help reduce them by following a few simple steps:

  • Always remember to wear your helmet
  • Be extra careful on the road
  • Always signal and look both ways when turning
  • Slow down

Call an Accident Attorney

Even when you take precautions, accidents can happen. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, get in touch with an experienced Utah accident attorney right away. The legal team at Symco Injury Law has a long track record of success when it comes to helping victims of car accidents. Their experience and tenacity can help you get the the compensation you need to recover from your injuries and move on with your life.