News, 27 September 1998, page B3:
Motorcycle Crash Seriously Injures 2
A motorcycle crash seriously injured two people and closed a movie theater
Duane Welty, 45, Sandy, was riding a motorcycle north on Highland Drive
when he apparently tried to beat traffic by riding in between the lanes. When
a car also heading north stopped to make a left-hand turn, the motorcycle
slammed into the back of the vehicle, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Deputy
Dave Mortensen said.
The motorcycle was knocked to the ground and slid through the door of
the Villa Theater, 3097 S. Highland Drive (1500 East). Nobody
at the theater was hurt, but the impact shattered the glass doors. The
theater was closed for the day.
Welty and his passenger, Pam Richmond, 41, Taylorsville, were thrown
from the motorcycle. Both sustained broken bones, Mortensen said. Paramedics
airlifted Welty to LDS Hospital and Richmond to University Hospital. Both
were in serious condition Saturday night. Neither wore a helmet.