South Jordan, UT – Woman Killed In Jordan Car Accident at 11000 Lake Avenue IdentifiedUtah Legal News
South Jordan, UT (February 12, 2019) – On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, around 10:40 a.m., a driver in a stolen truck ran a red light at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Mountain View Corridor, striking another vehicle.
According to police, the driver of the GMC K3500 pickup, 23-year-old Edilberto Lopez-Ramirez, ran a red light at the intersection while fleeing from another hit-and-run. 38-year-old Pearl Iata, from Herriman, was driving a Dodge Caravan along the intersection when she T-boned the truck. She became pinned inside the vehicle and, sadly, passed away at the scene as a result of her injuries.
Lopez-Ramirez was reportedly ejected from his own vehicle, and according to police, was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Intoxicated at the time of the accident, Lopez-Ramirez is being charged with automobile homicide, auto theft, hit-and-run, reckless driving, driving without a license, and felony DUI.
Above all else, we would like to offer sincere condolences to the family of Pearl Iata. Our thoughts are with them at this most troubled time.
DUI Automobile Accidents In Utah
Unfortunately, no matter how many precautions a driver takes before entering the road, there is no real way for them to protect themselves against reckless drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Unfortunately, DUI accidents are all-too-common in Utah, accounting for over 100 car accident deaths each year. If you have been injured as a result of an accident that was caused by a drunk driver, you may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit for your injuries and damages.
Being involved in a car accident with an impaired driver can be devastating, with accidents often resulting in serious injuries or death. The attorneys at Siegfried & Jensen have decades of personal injury experience, successfully representing injured residents of Utah to receive the compensation that they are entitled to. If you or someone you love is injured in an accident, or your loved one loses their life due to an impaired driver, contact Siegfried & Jensen at (801) 598-1218. You may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries and damages. Call today for a free consultation.