Moab, UT (June 18, 2022) – On Saturday, June 18th at about 7:30 a.m., a two-vehicle collision on State Route 191 left one person dead and three more with injuries.
An investigation determined that a 2014 Ram 1500 pick-up truck was traveling southbound on SR-191 near mile marker 114 when, for reasons still under investigation, it swerved over the centerline and collided with a northbound 2021 Ford F-350 pick-up truck towing a gooseneck horse trailer.
The driver of the Ram, an adult female, was killed during the impact.
The Department of Public Safety reported that a child and male passenger from the Ram, along with the male driver of the Ford, were transported by ambulances to area hospitals in non-critical condition.
Troopers are looking into drowsy driving as a possible factor in the crash.
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.
Pursuing financial compensation for accident damages can be more than a little bit challenging for injured victims who were not driving the vehicle. When the car you are a passenger in is involved in an accident, victims have some choices available to them as they seek compensation for their injuries.
No matter the scenario, Personal Injury Protection coverage will be used first and will cover initial medical costs of at least $3,000 per passenger in every accident.
According to state law, all vehicles registered in Utah are required to have an insurance policy with no less than $3,000 in personal injury protection coverage for each passenger for each accident. This coverage stems from the automobile’s insurance policy.
In terms of financial compensation, a victim will always turn to the insurer of the car they were riding in when the accident took place. It does not matter if they were both the owner and the driver of the vehicle, if they borrowed the vehicle and were driving it, or if they were a passenger in a vehicle being driven by someone who borrowed it or the owner.
If the injured passenger has not recuperated by the time money from PIP runs out, they will have to file a bodily injury claim against the at-fault driver.
After being injured in a vehicle crash that was not your fault, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case review and learn how we can help you.
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