Millcreek, UT (October 16, 2021) – A fatal accident in Millcreek on Interstate 215 caused heavy gridlock as investigators shut down the area on Friday, October 15th.
Utah Highway Patrol reported to the scene where they discovered that a pedestrian had been killed.
The accident took place on the on-ramp leading from 3800 south onto the northbound lanes of Interstate 215 at about 5:30 a.m.
Officials reported that, for reasons still under investigation, a northbound pick-up truck somehow dropped the trailer it was pulling. In the early morning gloom, the detached trailer was now barely visible to oncoming traffic, and stalled in the middle of the interstate,
Another driver, a man in his 20s that had been behind the pick-up truck, crashed into the trailer. After exiting his vehicle to inspect the damage, he was struck and killed by a third vehicle.
The drivers of the other two vehicles remained at the scene and have cooperated with authorities.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
In Utah, about 30 pedestrians are killed in car accidents annually and an additional 785 will require a visit to the emergency room or extended hospitalization for treatment of their accident-related injuries.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that a pedestrian injury takes place once every 8 minutes and a pedestrian death occurs once every two hours somewhere in the United States. Roughly 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 Utah Highway Safety Office says that the rate of pedestrian-involved accidents has grown every year for nearly a decade, with 2012 marking the apex of these tragic events.
Millcreek pedestrian accident attorneys Joseph Jardine and Peter Goodall at Jardine Law Offices in Salt Lake City are dedicated to helping families move forward in the best way imaginable after enduring injuries or fatalities caused by driver negligence.
If you have sustained an injury in a pedestrian accident in Utah, you will undoubtedly receive a phone call from the insurance company of the driver who was involved in your car accident, asking you to provide them with a recorded statement. You are not, however, required to provide one, particularly if you have not yet met with a personal injury attorney.
Our Millcreek personal injury lawyers provide trusted and compassionate representation to ensure families are able to get the justice they deserve from the person who caused their injuries.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a careless driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in Utah at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss options available for you.
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