Salt Lake City, UT (December 15, 2020) – A woman sustained critical injuries when she was struck by a passenger van inside a crosswalk at the intersection of Highland Drive and Simpson Avenue on Friday, December 11th.
Officials from the Salt Lake City Police Department stated that a passenger van was turning off Simpson Avenue onto Highland Drive when it struck a pedestrian who was inside of a crosswalk.
The victim was transported via ambulance to a local hospital with injuries considered to be life-threatening.
The driver remained at the crash site and has cooperated with law enforcement. Driver impairment is not believed to be a factor in this accident.
This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
In the state of Utah, pedestrians are granted the right-of-way in marked as well as unmarked crosswalks. Pedestrians are also allowed to cross a street from anywhere except where it is specifically prohibited. If a pedestrian crosses a street that does not have a crosswalk, they are required to yield to oncoming cars.
When victims are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a skilled and knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorney in Salt Lake City as soon as possible. When victims are harmed in collisions, through no fault of their own, they are often able to obtain compensation from wrongdoers to alleviate the financial costs they face for medical treatment, lost wages, property repairs, and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages.
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