Sandy, UT – Man Struck and Killed in Pedestrian Crash While Walking in CrosswalkUtah Legal News
Sandy, UT (February 9, 2019) – Sandy Police have since identified a man who was killed in a pedestrian crash on South Wasatch Boulevard as 44-year-old Fernando Cruz Lavana.
At the time, Lavana had been walking in a crosswalk in the area of 100040 S Wasatch Boulevard when he was suddenly struck by a Toyota Camry headed southbound on the roadway. Lavana died at the scene of the accident, according to paramedics.
The driver was identified as a 68-year-old from Sandy who complied with police. He did not appear to be impaired at the time of the accident. Police released an announcement that pedestrians should always be careful to ensure that they are only entering a roadway when no hazards are approaching.
Police have not yet determined liability and the investigation of the accident continues.
We would like to, first and foremost, extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Fernando Cruz Lavana.
Pedestrian Accidents in Utah
Every year in Utah, 30 pedestrians are struck and killed and another 785 will be hospitalized and treated for injuries in these accidents as well. Pedestrian accidents can be extremely devastating, as they can very easily lead to serious injuries and fatalities in those involved. This is due to the fact that pedestrians are one of the most vulnerable parties on our roads. If you have lost a loved one in one of these accidents and have some questions, including how to file a wrongful death claim, we are here for you in your time of need.
At Siegfried & Jensen, we have made it our personal responsibility to assist those who have been affected negatively by a driver and lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. It is tremendously important to understand that you have many noteworthy rights under Utah law when it comes to your case. If you have been injured or lost a loved one suddenly, we want you to know that you are never alone. Contact us to find out what we can do for you in your time of need at (801) 441-3635.