Lehi, UT (August 21, 2022) – A seven-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle while he was riding his scooter home from North Point Elementary on Friday, August 19th in Lehi.
The student, who was in a marked crosswalk with the activator on at the time of the incident, was hit by a driver who failed to stop.
First responders were on the scene and transported the child in non-critical condition.
Residents of Colony Pointe Park were quick to point out that many of their district’s crosswalks do not have crossing guards.
The driver was issued a citation for failing to yield.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
There are a lot of reasons why one driver might disregard another’s right of way. The ones that occur most often in Utah include inattentive driving, fatigued driving, and drunk driving.
A report issued by a private company that studies collision data provided by insurance companies shows that failure to yield is the fourth most frequent cause of deadly accidents. Failing to yield the right of way is one of the leading causes of car accidents nationwide.
When drivers fail to yield, it can cause multiple kinds of serious collisions, including T-bone and wrong-way collisions. Failing to yield at a crosswalk also leads to dangerous accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrians who are exceptionally vulnerable because they lack safety features of any kind.
After being injured in a failure to yield accident that was not your fault, contact our Utah personal injury attorney from Jardine Law Offices P.C. by calling (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case assessment and learn how we can help you.
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