St. George, UT (June 27, 2022) – A 15-year-old boy died when the car in which he was riding overturned multiple times on Sunday, June 26th.
At about 11:00 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of Tech Ridge Drive for a single-vehicle rollover involving two occupants.
According to sources, a Honda was heading southbound on Tech Ridge Drive when the driver swerved to avoid striking an object in the roadway and lost control of the vehicle.
The car jumped an embankment and flipped five or six times before coming to an uncontrolled stop off the roadway.
A teenager passenger was found unresponsive and bleeding by first responders. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries. His identity has not been released.
The vehicle’s driver was not seriously injured in the incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Not all negligence that causes car accidents stems from another driver. Every year, numerous victims are harmed in accidents caused by dangerous road conditions. When Utah residents get behind the wheel, they do so believing that the streets and highways they are about to drive on were not only designed but also maintained with their safety in mind.
Depending on the cause of the accident, a town, county, utility company, or construction company may be responsible for your injuries. When these entities fail to develop and upkeep roadways and their surrounding areas in a safe manner, dangerous accidents can happen.
Streets and highways across the state need to be laid out in such a way that they can accommodate a wide variety of traffic, such as motorcycles, bicycles, all kinds of cars, SUVs, and tractor-trailers as safely as possible. When a municipality or corporation fails to do so, it can be held liable for the resulting damages.
Some of the hazardous conditions that could potentially justify legal action where dangerous road conditions are concerned include:
- An inherently unsafe road design, including inclines that are dangerous in inclement weather
- An absent or damaged guardrail
- A poor or obstructed line of sight at an intersection
- No or insufficient warning signals or signs such as the ones required at railway crossings
- Poorly designed or unmarked bike lanes, especially close to traffic circles
- Construction crews or utility workers failing to obey important safety standards and guidelines when working and failing to properly maintain their equipment
- Uncollected debris or defects in the roadway that are known to UDOT representatives or officials
Hazardous road conditions can also include obstructed or improper signage, inadequate lighting, poor road construction, unsafe speed limits, malfunctioning stoplights, potholes, uneven asphalt, and more.
If you sustained an injury caused by another person or entity’s negligent behavior, contact the Utah personal injury lawyers at Jardine Law Offices P.C. by calling (801) 350-3506 to schedule a no-obligation case assessment to see how we can help you.
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