David B. Hatton, a 29-year-old man from West Jordan, Utah, was killed in a motorcycle versus auto accident on October 19, 2008 after he was struck by a car pulling out of a church parking lot. According to an article in the Salt Lake Tribune, the crash occurred when a car, driven by a 25-year-old West Jordan man, collided with Hatton’s motorcycle.
Hatton was thrown off his motorcycle and suffered critical injuries in this 10/19/08 crash.
He was transported to an area hospital and placed on life support, but died after he was taken off life support two days later. Charges are pending against the West Jordan man.
Motorcycle accident fatalities are at an all-time high in Utah, according to this Associated Press news report. It’s only October and 32 riders have already died in Utah motorcycle accidents. That is nine more than the average of 23 deaths a year, over the last 10 years, in Utah.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there are more registered motorcycles now than there were10 years ago and that the number of fatalities per motorcycle has also increased. In 1998, there were 59 deaths for each 100,000 registered bikes. In 2006, that number had increased to 72.
In the case of this Utah motorcycle accident, the driver of the car seems to have been at fault. I urge the family of David B. Hatton to contact Utah personal injury attorney Kenny Christensen. They have substantial rights that Kenny will explain to them in a free consultation.
I’m very particular about who I refer cases to. Kenny Christensen is on the top of our list for auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and really any type of serious accident in Salt Lake or Utah County, Utah. I strongly recommend Kenny Christensen to Utah personal injury victims because he is a great, young attorney who has a wealth of knowledge and experience and is fired up about representing his clients.
Kenny Christensen is very bright and has the wisdom of a much older, more experienced attorney. In my judgment, he is the best young personal injury attorney in Utah. Not only is he well-versed in personal injury law, but his commitment to his client’s cause is rarely seen in attorneys at any level.