Park City, UT (November 29, 2021) – A 56-year-old man died from injuries he sustained after he was hit by a car on Saturday, November 29th in Summit County.
At about 9:00 a.m., a BMW collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Ute Boulevard and State Route 224. Following the crash, the BMW went over a raised divider and struck a man who was standing nearby.
Troopers are investigating whether or not the BMW ran the light at the intersection.
The man was transported by paramedics to a local hospital with critical injuries. He passed on Monday morning. His name has not been released.
After striking the pedestrian, the BMW drove onto oncoming traffic, hitting a third vehicle. The driver of the third vehicle fled the scene.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Utah
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that a pedestrian injury happens once every eight minutes and a pedestrian death takes place once every two hours somewhere within the United States.
In Utah, roughly 30 pedestrians die due to negligent drivers every year and an additional 785 will require a visit to the emergency room or long-term hospitalization for treatment of their crash-related injuries.
The Utah Highway Safety Office says that the rate of pedestrian-involved accidents has risen every year for nearly a decade, with 2012 marking the height of these tragic events.
Park City Pedestrian Injury Lawyers
Park City pedestrian accident attorneys Joseph Jardine and Peter Goodall at Jardine Law Offices P.C. in Salt Lake City 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.
Our Park City personal injury lawyers provide trusted and compassionate representation to ensure families are able to get the justice they deserve from the person who caused their injuries.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a careless driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in Utah at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss options available for you.
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