Pamela Gronning was riding as a passenger on a motorcycle when the bike collided with a deer in Millard County. The accident happened on Sunday, August 10th, 2009. 50 -year-old Gronning, from Sheridan, Montana was on a 2007 Harley Davidson riding north on State Road 257 when the motorcycle hit a deer causing the bike to slide 200 feet. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that both Gronning and the driver were wearing helmets but Gronning still suffered such severe head injuries that she was pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver escaped with minor injuries.
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Deer and other wildlife present a serious danger to Utah motorists. The impact of a collision with a deer can be substantial for someone in a vehicle and often proves fatal for motorcyclists. I offer my sincere condolences for the Gronning family as they attempt to recover from this tragic loss.
Ron Kramer is a Utah personal injury and accident lawyer practicing throughout the state. Call the Kramer Law Group today at 801-666-3959 for a free consultation if you are in need of a Utah motorcycle accident attorney.