Toquerville, UT – Woman Killed, 4 Injured In Accident On UT-17Utah Legal News
Toquerville, UT (July 24, 2019) – A 31-year-old woman was reportedly killed in a car crash Sunday evening on July 21st. The Utah Highway Patrol claims that a pickup truck carrying five people was traveling on UT-17 when the driver failed to navigate the turn that led into the city of Toquerville.
At around 9:00 p.m., the vehicle struck a concrete barrier before overcorrecting, causing it to strike the barrier again and roll over many times. A 31-year-old woman and an 11-year-old girl were ejected in the collision. The Arizona woman was taken to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. The 11-year-old was taken to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City by helicopter and is expected to survive.
The remaining occupants were 10, 13, and 17 respectively, and all were injured but are in stable condition. The 17-year-old, who had a learners permit, was driving the car at the time of the accident.
It is believed that speed was a factor in the crash.
An investigation is underway concerning the cause of the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Utah Car Accidents
Younger drivers are at greater risk of being involved in accidents due to their lack of experience on the road.
They may not know how to react to a sudden hazard that appears on the roadway, and this can result in serious injuries of themselves and others.
Young drivers also admit to being more likely to be on their phone while operating a vehicle.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Siegfried & Jensen strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.