Scott Moxon Hurt in Motorcycle Crash

Scott Moxon Hurt in Motorcycle Crash

A man identified as Scott Moxon was reported to be seriously hurt when his motorcycle collided with a car at an intersection near the Southern Utah University campus. Moxon is a freshman from Provo who is attending Southern Utah University. He was flown to a hospital in Las Vegas in critical condition according to the news report. A witness to the accident identified as Megan Maloney, who was interviewed by media, disclosed that a male on a motorcycle was traveling west on 200 South when a female driving a blue Sedan traveling east on the same street attempted to make a left turn onto 800 West. According to Maloney, the driver of the sedan may not have seen the motorcycle when she made the turn. Maloney also believes that the turn was made early causing the motorcycle to collide with the front of the vehicle. Maloney disclosed that the driver of the motorcycle seemed extremely disoriented after the crash and acted as if he had no idea where he was and what had happened. Maloney made the call to the police by using Onstar in her car. The report stated that the road was temporary closed from 200 South to 900 West by authorities in order for emergency crews to assist the victim of the motorcycle crash and clean up the accident site. Christensen & Hymas wishes Scott Moxon full recovery from his injuries. We encourage everyone to drive safely. We also urge motorists to be on the lookout for motorcyclists. Be extra careful when in intersections because intersections are common accident sites. Focus on the road in order...

Five People Hurt in Car Crash near Wendover

Failure to yield was identified as the reason for a car crash that happened near Wendover that injured five people. According to Utah Highway Patrol, a couple in an SUV from California had just entered eastbound I-80 from a rest stop and tried to go across several lanes of traffic to get to the median to do a U-turn to head west. Utah Department of Public Safety spokesman Joe Dougherty stated that the vehicle, however, cut off an oncoming SUV that smashed into them. Medical helicopter transported to the University Hospital a 69-year-old woman from one SUV for precaution. The report disclosed that a 37-year-old man from the other vehicle was flown to University Hospital in serious condition. According to Dougherty, three other people were brought by ambulances to the same hospital. They were identified as a 70 year old man from one vehicle, a 34 year old man and a 59 year old woman. Their conditions were not immediately available. The 69-year-old woman in the first SUV was cited for failure to yield, Dougherty said. Christensen & Hymas hopes for the fast recovery of those who are injured from this car crash. We encourage everyone to be extra careful in making a U-turn. Watch out for incoming traffic and we also urge motorists to anticipate other road users maneuver and you can only do this if you travel within the specified speed limit. Avoid distracted driving so that you can act in time for any eventuality in the road. Christensen & Hymas specializes in personal injury cases. Call us at (801)-506-0800 for a free initial consultation. We have...

New Technological Innovations to Improve Bike Safety

Biking accidents usually happen because the motorist was not able to see the biker on time. Common incidents include sideswiping and blind spot incidents. Normally 79% of the time, the cyclist is traveling on a straight path when a motorist comes across the cyclist and with visibility concern, accident could happen. Emily Brooke, a physics student from Brighton University, invented Blaze to solve this cyclist visibility problem. According to the article, Blaze is a detachable lamp that projects a laser image five meters in front of a bicycle to let motorists, bus drivers, and pedestrians know a cyclist is coming. Blaze was also described as a front-mounted light powered by bright LEDs that also projects a green laser image of a bicycle onto the road to let motorists know a cyclist is coming. According to the product designer, the objective of the invention is to help prevent vehicles from turning across a cyclist’s path by increasing their ‘footprint’ on the road. Several technological innovations will be presented during the annual Interbike conference scheduled the following week. One of these is a device that emits high frequency audio signals to keep pursuing dogs at bay. Another product is a set of ‘smart handle bars’ fitted with LED lights that adjust to the biker’s environment and speed. They will also track the bike via SMS if it is stolen. Moreover, Pure Fix Cycles have a glow-in-the-dark bike frame to light up your entire bicycle at night. Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists stated that all these technological innovations are good things and coupled with better bike infrastructure could...
Biker in Critical Condition After Being Hit by a Car

Biker in Critical Condition After Being Hit by a Car

Another bicycle accident rocks Salt Lake City; known to be a bicycle friendly city. A bicyclist who was hospitalized after sustaining serious injuries from colliding with a vehicle. The accident happened near Liberty Park. According to the report, the bicyclist was crossing 700 East around 5 p.m. when allegedly he ran the red light causing a car with the right of way to hit him. Lt. Josh Scharman of the Salt Lake City Police Department disclosed that this observation was given by witnesses of the accident. The incident was reported to occur at the intersection of 700 East and 900 South. The windshield of the car showed visible evidence of the collision with the bicycle. On the other hand, the bicyclist’s shoes and hat were scattered on the street. The biker was described to be in his early 20’s and is reported to be in a local hospital in critical condition. Lt. Josh Sharman reminded the public that the same traffic rules apply for everyone. Whether one is a motorist or a cyclist, everyone is required to yield to the stop light. The report stated that it is still not clear if the bicyclist will be issued a traffic citation for the accident. Christensen & Hymas urges everyone to always adhere to safe driving behavior. Accidents are heart-breaking incidents that can hurt all the parties involved. The traffic light is meant to help everyone take turns in navigating the intersection. Sometimes, even if you have the right of way, it pays to be extra cautious when crossing an intersection. You can never tell when somebody decides to ignore the traffic rules. If you have...
Khonor Barlow Injured by an E-Cigarette Explosion

Khonor Barlow Injured by an E-Cigarette Explosion

A three-year-old boy, who was with his mom in a car, was reported to have suffered first and second degree burns from a fire caused from an e-cigarette explosion. The mother identified as Kinzie Barlow of Mount Pleasant narrated that they were travelling to Provo when she noticed a strange smell in the car. She added that there was a sudden explosion and a flash. She claimed that her e-cigarette had exploded in its charger and it shot out a white-hot copper coil that bounced off the ceiling and landed on her son’s car seat. She added that the coil had burned through the fabric cover and melted the hard plastic, sending flames shooting up the little boy’s body. According to the article, Kinzie Barlow attempted to smoother the fire with her shirt sleeve while her son was screaming in pain. When the shirt also caught fire, she grabbed an iced coffee from the front seat and used it to douse the flames. The mother was shaking badly after she was able to put out the fire. Provo Fire Marshal Lynn Schofield confirmed that indeed the fire resulted from the exploded e-cigarette that was being charged in the car. Schofield added that he will call the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Monday. He also commented that the charger that was being used, was the original charger of the e-cigarette and not made by another company. Fox13 tried to contact the e-cigarette company but a recorded message indicated that it was closed during the weekend. The mother said that she had no idea about the potential danger of the e-cigarette charger. She added...