Motorcycle Death in West Haven Utah Leaves Family with Unanswered Questions

Zachary Graham Brown of West Haven, Utah, was killed in a motorcycle crash on April 7, 2010 at the intersection of 1900 West and Midland Drive. The late Mr. Brown was going through a green light when he was hit by a motorist,  Melissa Marie Chipp, 20,who turned left into him. She of the at-fault vehicle was cited for failing to yield at oncoming traffic.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members of the late Zachary Brown. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers as they go through the difficult process of losing a loved one in such a horrific and sudden manner.

What Caused this Tragic Fatal Utah Motorcycle Accident?

The driver who hit and killed Zachary Brown stated she simple did not see the motorcyclist until she collided with him. The preliminary investigation by the Weber County Sheriff’s Office demonstrated that the motorcycle was equipped with a high intensity headlight and a very loud muffler. Mr. Brown was wearing all of his protective gear and following the posted speed limit of 50 mph when the accident occurred. Witnesses state that the motorcyclist was easily seen and heard. Clearly, the at-fault motorist was distracted from the road. What was the main cause of distraction: Was the driver using a cell phone? Were drugs or alcohol impairing the driver? Is this another case of texting and driving? Was the driver speeding?

These questions posed by the surviving family of the late Zachary Brown have yet to be answered by police officers. It is reported that the car involved in this fatal accident is registered to Mr. James Chipp, who is the driver’s father and a retired captain of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office (WCS).  The WCS is the investigating police department in this case. There are reports that standard procedures for Utah car accidents have not been followed by WCS. For example, it is standard operating procedure that when a fatality results from a Utah motorcycle accident, the driver has a blood/drug test. This was not performed on the at-fault driver. Also, the driver’s cell phone records have not been obtained.  Understandably, the family of Zachary Brown is requesting for another police department to take over the investigation of this tragic fatal motorcycle accident.

Answering YOUR Questions when Nobody Will

Matters like these important questions are answered by the best motorcycle injury lawyers. A skilled and experienced Utah motorcycle accident attorney has the resources to independently investigate all the unknowns and liability matters of a motorcycle crash to ensure that the wrongdoer is held responsible for their reckless behavior. While we cannot bring loved one back, we can aggressively pursue legal action so your legal rights are represented and that the responsible party is held accountable.  Also, we have found that answering victim’s questions is essential to bringing a sense of closure and comfort to the families of victims of fatal motorcycle accidents.

To schedule a FREE consultation with one the skilled Utah motorcycle accident attorneys of the Christensen Law Firm, please call Cara at (801) 506-0800.  Together we can discuss the specifics of your personal injury or wrongful death case. This is a no obligation meeting with a knowledgeable lawyer that can answer your questions and provide you and your family with honest guidance.

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