Richfield, UT – One Killed, Two Injured In Crash At 1500 South And SR-118

Richfield, UT (July 15, 2022) – One person died and two more were injured during a car accident in Richfield on Friday, July 15th. 

The incident took place at about 1:00 p.m. when the driver of a Nissan Sentra traveling eastbound on 1500 South came to a stop sign at the intersection of State Route 118. 

The driver attempted to cross SR-118 but didn’t wait for traffic to clear and pulled out in front of a southbound Dodge. 

The impact was on the driver’s side door of the Nissan, resulting in the death of the Nissan’s driver. 

A child in the Nissan sustained non-critical injuries. The driver of the Dodge was also injured. 

The victim’s name has not been released. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

When a motorist fails to yield, it can result in a serious accident such as head-on or side-impact accidents. Failure to yield at a crosswalk often causes deadly collisions involving pedestrians, cyclists, or children. These groups of people are particularly vulnerable to injuries because they do not have the protection of a steel frame or the safety features you find inside an automobile. 

Failure to yield the right of way is a leading cause of serious car accidents in the United States. A private company that examines crash statistics collected from insurance carriers reveals that failing to yield is the fourth most common cause of fatal car accidents, following speeding, drunk driving, and failing to maintain a lane.  

The most common reasons that Utah drivers disregard another motorist’s right of way include:  

  • Fatigued Driving:When a driver is severely sleep-deprived or overly exhausted, they may lack the ability to pay full attention to their surroundings. Their ability to properly judge distances and observe that another driver has the right of way can also be compromised.
  • Drunk Driving:Alcohol decreases your reaction time and affects your judgment. A driver under the influence can fail to yield to other vehicles or pedestrians without even realizing it.  
  • Distracted Driving: When a motorist’s attention is on something other than the roadway, they can easily be oblivious to another driver with the right of way. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has defined distracted driving as any activity that directs a driver’s attention away from the road, such as using their phone, eating, reaching for objects on the floor, and using the stereo.  

After being hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, contact the Utah personal injury attorneys from Jardine Law Offices P.C. at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case assessment and learn how we can help you.

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