Cottonwood Heights, UT (October 09, 2020) – A woman was struck by a car and killed as she was trying to cross a street in Cottonwood Heights on Thursday, October 8th.
According to police reports, the accident took place at about 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Wasatch Boulevard and 8100 South.
Officials stated that the woman was crossing through an intersection while a pick-up truck was waiting on a red light. The woman had not yet made her way across the width of the street when the light turned green, prompting the driver of the truck to proceed through the intersection, where he struck the pedestrian and dragged her under his vehicle.
The victim, who has not yet been identified but described by police as an older female, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Local police are currently investigating the cause of this fatal accident, but intoxication is not believed to play a role.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pedestrian injury takes place once every 8 minutes and a pedestrian fatality happens once every two hours somewhere in the United States. Close to 5,000 pedestrians died as a result of car accidents in 2014. In that same year, 15% of all vehicular deaths were pedestrian fatalities.
The impacts of fatal pedestrian crashes throughout our state are something that most families are not prepared to deal with. The mental and emotional pain and suffering are only half of the battle. In many cases, families are deprived of sources of income they have grown to depend on. Additionally, they are often left with towering medical bills and funeral costs.
When victims pass away from injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents caused by reckless, negligent, or careless drivers, their families may be entitled to compensation. Filing a legal claim with a responsive and effective wrongful death attorney in the Salt Lake City area can help to ensure your legal rights are protected after enduring the loss of a loved one.
The Utah pedestrian accident attorneys at Jardine Law Offices, PC have extensive experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing loved ones in preventable collisions. Our team takes an aggressive and comprehensive approach toward protecting the legal rights of families throughout the Salt Lake City area. Right from the beginning, we begin to put together strong legal claims that best demonstrate the negligence of the defendant. With adequate evidence, case law, and dedication, we aggressively negotiate settlements for our clients that ensure they are fully and fairly compensated for the economic and non-economic damages they face moving forward.
If your loved one lost their lives in an accident, due to the negligence of another person, contact our personal injury attorneys in Salt Lake City at 801-350-3506 to see how our team can help you get 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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