Utah County, UT – Pedestrian Accident on State Route 147 Leads to Critical InjuriesUtah Legal News
Utah County, UT (February 23, 2019) – A pedestrian accident took place on Thursday evening, around 6:25 p.m., that led to critical injuries in one party. The Utah Highway Patrol arrived at the scene of the accident to help injured parties.
According to police, the accident took place around the area of 300 West on State Route 147. The pedestrian has not yet been identified, but police say that she was a woman in her 50s.
Police say that the woman was taking out her trash at the time when a westbound vehicle traveling around 50 mph struck her. Police say that lighting in the area was scarce at the time and the woman who was struck might have had impaired vision.
The woman was taken to the hospital with injuries. Both directions of Route 147 were closed following the crash.
We would like to extend our sincere sympathies to the woman injured in this accident, with the hopes that she will be able to receive a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Utah
Pedestrian accidents in 2017 caused over 270 deaths, with many more being hospitalized due to these serious accidents. These accidents cause life-threatening injuries or fatal results in the blink of an eye due to the fact that pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads. Motor vehicles are thousands of pounds heavier than pedestrians, which means that catastrophic results can happen in a single moment. If you have lost somebody close to you in a pedestrian accident, it is time to put your trust in the hands of a legal professional.
Being involved in a pedestrian accident is one of the most difficult things that many people will go through. If you feel as if you are unable to move forward because of the emotional toll or the finances you are now dealing with are holding you back, it might be time to speak with an attorney about your case. Many families experience difficulties and feel overwhelmed after a pedestrian accident takes the life of their loved one. Our accident attorneys at Siegfried & Jensen understand what you are going through and want to help you through this difficult time. Please call us to get started on your case at (801) 845-9000.