Tooele Co, UT (August 27, 2022) – A man died on Saturday, August 27th after the truck in which he was a passenger overturned in the Knolls area of Tooele County.
Deputies from the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene at about 7:15 a.m. during the Knolls 200, a desert race involving trucks, ATVs, and cars.
The driver of the truck sustained non-critical injuries.
The deceased has since been identified as 33-year-old CJ Glover, a Salt Lake City-based pilot for JetBlue.
Glover was wearing protective gear and a helmet at the time of the impact.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. CJ Glover, at this time.
In terms of recovery, you should always look to the insurer of the vehicle you were riding in when the accident occurred, no matter if you were the owner and driver of the vehicle, you borrowed the vehicle and were driving it, or you were a passenger in a vehicle driven by the owner or the person who borrowed it.
The first stage of the process is the same as it would be for the driver after any property damage has been handled. In Utah, state law requires every vehicle insurance policy to carry a minimum of $3,000 in personal injury protection coverage for every passenger in every accident. This PIP coverage is derived from the insurance policy on the vehicle.
Regardless of the circumstance, Personal Injury Protection will be used first and will cover at least the initial $3,000 of medical costs for each passenger in every collision. In the event that the passenger has not recovered by the time the PIP runs out, they will then have a bodily injury claim against the negligent driver.
Pursuing economic recovery for damages can be a little bit tricky when you were not the driver in a vehicle collision. When you are a passenger, and the vehicle you are riding in is involved in a crash, there are a few options available to you as you seek compensation for your injuries.
After being injured as a passenger in a car accident, contact a Utah personal injury attorney at Jardine Law Offices P.C. by calling (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case review and learn how we can help you.
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