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Clinton, UT (May 18, 2022) – A man was killed on Wednesday, May 18th when he was struck by a FrontRunner train in Clinton. the Utah Transit Authority said.

According to the Utah Transit Authority, at about 5:25 a.m., the 50-year-old man was in an unrestricted area near the area of 2300 North. He died on the scene.

FrontRunner traffic was interrupted for nearly five hours. UTA utilized a bus bridge between the Clearfield and Roy stations.

Neither the victim’s name nor information on the cause of the accident has been released at this time. 

Utah Transit Authority police are still investigating the event.

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

Pedestrian Rights in Utah

A pedestrian is any person walking by the side of the road or in a developed area. Essentially, a pedestrian is anybody going from one place to another on foot, even if all they are doing walking across a parking lot between their car and a store. In the state of Utah, there are several local regulations as well as state laws that regulate when and how pedestrians are able to use the roadways. These regulations are formulated with the safety of those on foot in mind.  

Although intersections are considered pedestrian areas, not every intersection has a marked crosswalk. An intersection is supposed to be a safe and suitable place for a pedestrian to cross the roadway. Some intersections, however, such as ones with above-average speed limits, in large cities or other highly-populated areas, are usually equipped with bridges or skyways that offer safe passage for those on scooters, on bicycles, and on foot. 

If a pedestrian is inside a crosswalk, the onus of responsibility is placed on drivers to slow down and yield the right of way. Due to the significant difference between the weight and size of a motor vehicle and the weight and size of a body, motor vehicles are required to defer to pedestrians under almost any circumstances. 

When taking into account the excessive rise in Utah’s distracted driving demographic, a lot of drivers either fail to give any credence to the role they play in pedestrian safety or fail to notice them altogether. In their rush to get to the post office, football practice, or barely scrape through a yellow traffic light, drivers routinely speed through crosswalks, putting Utah’s most defenseless residents, pedestrians, in extreme danger. Pedestrians that are struck by motor vehicles typically endure myriad injuries with catastrophic, and sometimes deadly, outcomes.

Without the safety of a metal cage, or, in actuality, any safety features whatsoever, to shield them from the impending impact, pedestrian injuries are often followed by severe economic, emotional, and physical ramifications.  

When you are represented by a reputable pedestrian injury lawyer following your accident, your odds of receiving full economic recovery are considerably greater than those of someone attempting to represent themselves.  

If you were hurt or lost someone you love due to someone’s reckless driving, contact our personal injury lawyers in Utah at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case assessment.

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.