Payson, UT – 1 Dead After Car Collides with Horse in Spur of the Moment AccidentUtah Legal News
Payson, UT (May 19, 2019) – A fatal car accident took place on Saturday, May 18th on State Route 198. The accident is reported to have occurred around 10:00 at night.
Officers from the Utah Highway Patrol along with other emergency responders arrived at the scene of an accident that was definitely a horse of a different color as it involved a sedan making impact with a large stallion on State Route 198 near 1993 South.
According to initial reports, the passenger sedan was driving down a dark and rural stretch of highway when it suddenly collided with a horse that was crossing the road. At this time it is still unclear if the horse was wild or had escaped from a nearby barn.
The one passenger in the sedan, a 65-year-old female from the Juab County area, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The male driver received emergency transport to a nearby hospital for medical treatment of his injuries, which were deemed to be non-life threatening. He is currently listed in stable condition. The identity of either victim has not yet been released to the public.
An officer from the Utah Highway Patrol said they have had similar problems with deer on this stretch of roadway, but this is the first one that he is aware of that involved a horse. It was not initially apparent whether or not the horse survived the crash.
The cause of this crash remains under investigation at this time.
We offer our sincerest condolences to the friends and family of the woman who lost her life in this tragic accident. Our hearts go out to you during this very difficult time. We also wish a full and speedy recovery to those who were injured.
Wrongful Deaths in Payson
Every year, in the state of Utah, more than 260 people die as the deadly result of vehicle collisions. When a tragedy like this takes place, certain family members might be eligible to file wrongful death lawsuits against the negligent driver who caused the accident in an effort to obtain financial compensation for any losses that were caused by the accident.
The car accident attorneys at Siegfried & Jensen have helped more than 35,000 accident victims and assisted them in receiving the total amount of compensation to which they are entitled for the losses that they have endured. If you have been injured in a car accident in Utah, or have had a loved one taken away from you because of the thoughtless behavior of another person, contact our law firm at (801) 845-2799 to schedule a free case evaluation as soon as you are able.
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