Brandon White is a recovering motorcycle accident victim. According to KSL News he was involved in an accident back in September of 2011 while attending school at Utah State University. The accident caused him to be pinned underneath a burning vehicle. By-standers who witnessed the accident worked together to lift the burning vehicle off the top of him and pulled him to safety. It was a scene, recorded on video, that was replayed around the world. Since his accident, Brandon has joined with Utah law enforcement agencies to create an emphasis on motorcycle safety.
Brandon had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at the “Drive Aware. Ride Aware” fifth annual campaign. The campaign began to help educate riders and drivers of the importance of respect and sharing the road. “It’s a two-way street,” the cars have to watch out for bikes, but the bikes also have to ride with respect for the road and follow the rules — which it’s way to easy to break the rules on a motorcycle.” Wright said in his speech. May is now being declared in Utah to be Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. It will be an effort to increase awareness of motorcycles. In 2011, 28 motorcycle crashes involved fatalities. This year there is already 4 fatal Utah motorcycle accidents.
As a Utah motorcycle and bicycle accident lawyer, I encourage all motorists and motorcyclists to pay attention to their surroundings and to share the road.