South Salt Lake, UT – Double Pedestrian Accident Takes One LifeUtah Legal News
South Salt Lake, UT (March 10, 2019) – Police say that one man lost his life and another was left with serious injuries in a double pedestrian accident that took place last night, March 9th.
The accident took place at 3300 South Main Street around 11:51 p.m. The South Salt Lake Police Department arrived at the scene of the accident to find that two men were crossing the street during a green crosswalk that turned red when they were in the middle of the intersection.
A dark Chevy Trailblazer came through the area and struck the two men, according to police. Both men were transported to a local hospital, but one tragically lost his life while there. The other is currently in critical condition.
The driver of the vehicle that struck them did not stay at the scene of the crash and has not yet been taken into custody by police.
At this time, the police department continues its investigation of the crash. Another pedestrian accident happened in the area within 24 hours as well.
We understand that it can be one of the most difficult times in your life to lose a loved one in a pedestrian crash, which is why we would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man whose life was taken due to this accident. Additionally, we hope for the injured party to recover fully from his wounds without any complications.
Pedestrian Accidents in Utah
Utah pedestrian accidents take place every year due to the negligence of others on our roadways. In some cases, pedestrians contribute to their own accidents, while drivers are the cause in other accidents. In 2012, statistics showed us that 922 pedestrians were involved in these serious accidents. Pedestrians are most likely to lose their lives in these accidents because they are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads. If you believe that a loved one has lost their life too soon due to the recklessness of another party, you have rights.
Our attorneys at Siegfried & Jensen are here to help you protect your rights during this difficult time if you have lost someone close to you prematurely. We want you to know how imperative it is to act quickly so that you can retain your rights during this difficult time. We are here for you through every step of the process. Please contact us for more information on what we can do for you in your time of need at (801) 845-9000.
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