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Clearfield, UT (June 10, 2021) – A one-year-old was killed on Thursday, June 10th after being struck by a car in the driveway of a house in Clearfield. 

Paramedics were dispatched to the scene at about 10:45 a.m. to a residence in the area of 1000 South and 1300 West. Upon their arrival, they discovered that the toddler had been hit by a car in the driveway. 

In spite of their best efforts, paramedics were unable to do anything to save the child.

According to officers from the Clearfield Police Department, the driver of the car was leaving and thought that the toddler was in a fenced-off area nearby when they began to move their car. The child, however, had followed the adult unnoticed around to the front of the house moments before being hit.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Accidents in Clearfield

Wrongful deaths are fatalities that stem from the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another person. Unfortunately, wrongful deaths are a fairly common outcome of car accidents. 

In the state of Utah, in 2016, upwards of 270 people were killed in fatal car accidents alone. Several hundred victim lives are lost every year because of some sort of preventable accident, such as one caused by a distracted driver or a defective drug. After a person has died, immediate members of their family might be eligible to retain a Utah wrongful death attorney and solicit financial recovery through a civil claim. 

When people are harmed in accidents due to the indifference of other motorists, it is vital that they seek legal advice from a reputable and knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in Salt Lake City as soon as possible. 

Our attorneys pay close attention to details and are determined to do everything in their power to get their clients the largest amount of monetary recovery available for their claims so they can put this ordeal behind them as quickly as possible. 

At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Utah car accident attorneys work aggressively to make sure that our clients receive the justice they truly deserve. 

Our knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorneys examine the facts surrounding each of our client’s cases to discover the most prudent course of action. We construct firm legal cases that we then use against respondents while asking for full and fair financial remuneration for victims. 

If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle collision as a result of another person’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.

Notes: The details and information utilized to create this post were gathered through the use of secondary sources. The details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by the writing staff at Jardine Law Offices. These sources include but are not limited to newspaper stories, local news sources, local and state police reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Farmington and Salt Lake City, Utah. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact us right away so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed, please let us know and we will remove it as soon as possible. 

Disclaimers: The attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have worked hard through the years to build a solid business reputation in the community. We write about these serious incidents to bring awareness about the dangers associated with driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being involved in a serious accident themselves. This story is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not taken from the scene of this accident.