UPDATE: 6/19/2019 – The 17-year-old motorcycle rider who slammed into the back of a dump truck in Herriman on Monday is expected to survive.
According to a press release issued by Herriman City Police, the boy is still undergoing treatment at an area hospital with critical injuries. Due to being a juvenile, he will not be identified.
Police have no yet been unable to identify the dump truck involved or its driver and continue to ask for anyone who might have information regarding the crash and the driver of the dump truck to contact law enforcement.
“The investigation into this crash is still on-going,” said Lt. Cody Stromberg, Herriman City Police Department. “While we cannot provide detailed answers to many questions at this time, we are investigating excessive speed, reckless behavior, and failure to wear a helmet as contributing factors in this crash.”
Stromberg said the rider may face charges for reckless driving and there are no indicators of impairment or other contributing circumstances.
“We highly urge the use of an approved helmet and other safety equipment for any operator or passenger of a motorcycle, and would ask that all drivers operate at a safe and prudent speed,” Stromberg added.
HERRIMAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – A 17-year-old boy is in extremely critical condition after crashing his motorcycle into the back of a dump truck on Mountain View Corridor Monday morning.
According to Lt. Cody Stromberg, Herriman City Police, the crash happened around 7:20 a.m. Witnesses indicated a black motorcycle traveling southbound on Mountain View was passing vehicles in the shoulder at a high rate of speed beginning near 12300 South.
The motorcycle crossed through the intersection of 12600 South in the shoulder and proceeded around another vehicle at 12800 South, where it impacted the rear end of a gray dump truck pulling a pup trailer.
Stromberg said the boy was not wearing a helmet and was air lifted to the hospital in extremely critical condition with life threatening injuries.
Mountain View Corridor southbound will be closed down for several hours from 12600 South to 13400 South as law enforcement continue to investigate the crash.
Police have been unable to identify the dump truck involved in this crash. The impact to the rear of the pup trailer was not likely significant enough to cause the driver of the truck to be aware of what had happened.
Stomberg said they are asking for anyone who was operating a dump truck pulling a pup trailer southbound on Mountain View Corridor near 12600 South between 7:00 and 7:30 this morning to please check the rear end of their pup trailer for damage and reach out to us at 801-840-4000.
Anyone driving in the area who may have witnessed this crash or the circumstances leading up to it is also asked to contact Herriman PD.
An update will be provided once more details are released.
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