Salt Lake City, UT (August 06, 2021) – Police are searching for the driver who struck a teenager who was crossing a road in Salt Lake City, and then exited his vehicle to yell at the injured teen before fleeing the scene.
According to investigators, the teen was crossing the street in the 200 block of North Redwood Road on Monday when a man driving a white Chevy Venture minivan failed to stop and hit the teen.
Immediately following the crash, the driver got out of his vehicle and began shouting at the injured child. The driver then got back into his van and drove away.
Due to the fact that the minivan did not have any license plates, police were not able to identify it from the dashcam video captured by another car. Police stated that the van likely sustained damage to its front end after it hit the teenager.
The condition of the victim has not been made available.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Every year in Utah, an estimated 30 pedestrians are killed in car accidents and an additional 785 will require a visit to the emergency room or extended hospitalization for treatment of their accident-related injuries. As reported by the Utah Highway Safety Office, the rate of pedestrian-involved accidents has increased every year for nearly a decade, with 2012 marking the apex of these tragic events.
Our Utah personal injury attorneys provide trusted and compassionate representation to ensure families are able to get the justice they deserve from the person who caused their injuries.
As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pedestrian injury takes place once every 8 minutes and a pedestrian fatality happens once every two hours somewhere in the United States. Close to 5,000 pedestrians died as a result of car accidents in 2014. In that same year, 15% of all vehicular deaths were pedestrian fatalities.
Utah pedestrian accident attorneys Joseph Jardine and Peter Goodall at Jardine Law Offices P.C. are dedicated to helping families move forward in the best way imaginable after enduring injuries or fatalities caused by driver negligence.
If you have sustained an injury in a pedestrian accident in Utah, you will undoubtedly receive a phone call from the insurance company of the driver who was involved in your car accident, asking you to provide them with a recorded statement. You are not, however, required to provide one, particularly if you have not yet met with a personal injury attorney.
It is always a good idea to seek the advice of an attorney before providing any kind of statement to anyone. This is due to the fact that insurance companies take the time to teach their adjusters to ask specific questions that are worded in such a way as to actually be used against you and bring down the value of your claim as much as possible. A practiced Utah pedestrian accident attorney will know how to prevent insurance adjusters from taking advantage of you.
While it is true that no amount of money can ever fully make things right after enduring damages due to the careless and negligent actions of a driver, victims discover that having the financial resources necessary to cover medical treatment, lost wages, funeral costs, and other expenses they accumulate after an accident is helpful.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a careless driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in Salt Lake City at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss options available for you.
Notes: The details and information utilized to create this post were gathered through the use of secondary sources. The details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by the writing staff at Jardine Law Offices P.C.. These sources include but are not limited to newspaper stories, local news sources, local and state police reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Farmington and Salt Lake City, Utah. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact us right away so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed, please let us know and we will remove it as soon as possible.
Disclaimers: The attorneys at Jardine Law Offices P.C. have worked hard through the years to build a solid business reputation in the community. We write about these serious incidents to bring awareness about the dangers associated with driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being involved in a serious accident themselves. This story is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not taken from the scene of this accident.