Cedar City, UT (September 13, 2021) – One man died and another was critically injured during a single-vehicle rollover north of Cedar City on Sunday, September 12th.
An official with the Utah Highway Patrol said the first call notifying them of the pick-up truck that rolled off the side of Interstate 15 was received at about 7:00 a.m.
Sources said that the vehicle, a silver Toyota pick-up truck, had been driving southbound on the interstate when it drifted off the roadway. The driver then overcorrected and went off the opposite side of the interstate and overturned multiple times. The pick-up then crashed through a wire fence and came to an uncontrolled stop near the Old Highway 91 frontage road that connects Summit and Enoch.
The passenger, a man in his early 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, a man in his mid-60s, was extricated from the vehicle and taken by ambulance to Cedar City Hospital. He was then med flighted to St. George Regional Hospital. Although his injuries were classified as critical, he is expected to survive.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Wrongful deaths are fatalities that are caused by the wrongful act, maliciousness, or neglect of someone else. Unfortunately, wrongful deaths are an all-too-common outcome of motor vehicle accidents.
In 2016, in the state of Utah, over 270 people were killed in fatal auto crashes alone. Hundreds of lives are cut short every year from some sort of avoidable incident, like one resulting from an inattentive driver or defective drug. When a person dies under these circumstances, their immediate family members might be eligible to hire a Utah wrongful death attorney to obtain financial compensation through a civil case.
From the start, our team works to assemble a solid legal claim that best demonstrates the liability of the defendant. With sufficient evidence, knowledge of case law, and commitment, we aggressively negotiate settlements for our clients that provide them with the full and fair compensation for their damages.
When people die from injuries sustained in accidents caused by careless, malicious, or negligent drivers, their immediate family may be entitled to damages. Filing a legal claim with a compassionate and skilled wrongful death attorney in Cedar City can help to ensure your legal rights are defended after the loss of a loved one.
The Cedar City car accident attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have decades of experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing someone they love in an avoidable accident. Our team takes an aggressive and comprehensive approach toward protecting the legal rights of families throughout Utah.
If a member of your family died in an accident caused by the negligence of another person, contact our personal injury attorneys in Cedar City at (801) 350-3506 to see how our team can help you receive the justice you deserve for your loved one. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident.
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