Vineyard, UT – Child Killed On Scooter Near Vineyard Elementary SchoolUtah Legal News
Vineyard, UT (March 27, 2019) – Just after 4:20 p.m., the Utah County Sheriff’s spokesman Spencer Cannon posted to the public that a 6-year-old girl was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident near the Vineyard Elementary school.
According to reports, the child was riding a scooter around 3:30 p.m. on March 27, when she was run over by an SUV, which was backing out of a driveway. Police and emergency crews tried to resuscitate the girl at the scene of the incident, but she was pronounced deceased.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the girl killed in this very tragic incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time.
Scooter Accidents In Utah
During the first three months of 2018, over 20 people were killed in scooter accidents in Utah. This number rose over 160% from the previous year. Sadly, we are seeing a major increase in the number of individuals losing their lives while enjoying this seemingly innocent activity.
The problem is that a lot of people in motor vehicles do not see people on scooters until it is too late. This is especially true when young children are riding scooters around large vehicles. When children sustain fatal injuries, families are often torn apart dealing with the emotional turmoil surrounding this horrific incident.
Utah personal injury attorneys at Siegfried & Jensen understand the difficulties surviving family members face in the aftermath of these very tragic incidents. For this reason, our Utah wrongful death attorneys work diligently to protect the legal rights of surviving family members. For over 30-years, we have worked aggressively to help those harmed hold at-fault parties accountable for their actions. By contacting one of our Utah scooter accident attorneys at Siegfried & Jensen at (801) 845-9000, we can help you see what legal options are available for you.
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Disclaimer: At Siegfried & Jensen, we intend to honor the victims of horrific Utah accidents and inform the public about how to avoid these accidents and what can be done in the event of one. Please do not use this information as legal or medical advice.