Salt Lake City, UT – Car Collides With Pedestrian on S. West TempleUtah Legal News
Salt Lake City, UT (April 15, 2019) – A serious car accident took place on Monday, April 15th, in Salt Lake City that affected traffic in the westbound lanes of S. West Temple. The accident is reported to have occurred shortly before 6:30 in the morning.
Police officers along with responders from the Salt Lake City Fire Department responded to the scene of an accident that involved a serious collision between a pedestrian and two separate passenger vehicles in the westbound lanes of the 400 block of S. West Temple.
Initial reports from the Salt Lake City Fire Department indicated that a pedestrian attempted to navigate her way across S. West Temple against the light and was struck by a vehicle in the roadway. The initial collision resulted in the vehicle being violently rear-ended by a second car, also traveling in the same direction.
The pedestrian, a 64-year-old woman whose identity has not yet been released, received emergency transport to the nearest hospital where she received much needed medical attention. The drivers of the two passenger vehicles, whose identities have also not been released, are reported to have remained at the scene of the accident and been very cooperative with law enforcement. There has been no report on the condition of anyone who was inside either of the vehicles at the time of the collision.
We wish a full and speedy recovery to the pedestrian and anyone else who may have been harmed in this unfortunate accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Salt Lake City
Every year, in Utah, approximately 30 pedestrians are killed in car accidents and roughly another 800 suffer from injuries they sustained after being hit by a car. According to data compiled by the Utah Safety Office, the number of pedestrian-involved auto accidents has increased slightly every year over the past seven years. The devastating and sometimes life-changing effects of these pedestrian accidents are something that no one is ever really prepared to deal with emotionally or financially.
After being injured in a pedestrian-involved car accident, the victim is often stuck with exorbitant bills for hospital stays, doctor visits, prescription medicines, physical therapy, and other inconveniences as well. Fortunately, the state of Utah has laws in place that allow accident victims to seek out financial reimbursement for any of these damages that they have suffered as the result of an accident for which they were not responsible.
For more than thirty years, the Utah car accident attorneys here at Siegfried & Jensen have been helping their clients file for and claim the maximum amount of compensation to which they are entitled under the law. When it comes to holding negligent parties accountable, and doing all we can to ease the suffering of victims, we are extremely proud of our outstanding track record. If you or someone that you love has been injured in any type of car accident in which you were not at fault, then please call our offices at 801-845-9000 so that we can schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys and go over all of your legal options.
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