Box Elder Co, UT (September 23, 2021) – A driver died and another person was injured at about 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 23rd after an attempt to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone caused a collision with a third vehicle.
A source inside the Utah Highway Patrol said that the driver of a 1993 Honda Accord was driving westbound along State Route 30 near mile marker 30 when it tried to pass the car in front of it.
The driver was allegedly passing the first vehicle at a high rate of speed in a no-passing zone.
An eyewitness indicated that, in its attempt to pass, the Honda went around another car and then lost control, swerving into oncoming traffic. As it sat sideways in traffic, it was struck by an eastbound White 2000 Ford Crown Victoria.
The driver of the Honda was fatally injured and died at the scene.
The occupants of the Ford were transported by ambulance to an area hospital with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.
Lane closures were in effect for nearly three hours due to police investigation and road cleanup.
The victim’s identity has not been released pending family notification.
When the person responsible for a car accident f that caused injuries to another person dies, Utah, judicial code 78B-3-107 will govern any future legal claim.
This statute says that even though the at-fault party died, their estate can still be sued for damages. In this situation, any claim for financial compensation will be brought against the estate of the deceased.
This law comes into play in cases where the at-fault driver, and conversely, the injured victim. die as a result of the accident. A victim’s claim for financial recovery is valid even if one of both parties died.
Regardless of the circumstances, our firm can help you figure out the best way to recover your damages. Our attorneys have successfully handled car accident cases and insurance claims for thousands of clients. We pride ourselves on giving each client the attention they deserve.
If you are injured in a crash caused by another’s negligence, you need to seek legal counsel from a car accident attorney in Box Elder County. Whenever a victim is hurt and another person is the cause, they are entitled to collect compensation for their losses.
At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Box Elder County personal injury lawyers see to it that our clients get justice. We do everything possible for our clients to ensure they receive the maximum amount of recovery allowed for their claims.
If you were injured in an accident because of another person’s actions, contact our Box Elder County personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free claim evaluation to see how we can assist you.
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