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North Ogden, UT (May 21, 2022) – Two teenagers were killed and three more were injured when a car crashed into a tree on Saturday, May 21st.  

The incident took place at about 2:30 a.m. in the 700th block of 3100 North in North Ogden when an officer attempted to pull the vehicle over for minor traffic infractions.

Instead of stopping, the driver fled at a high rate of speed.

Moments later, the car was throwing off sparks as it flew through the intersection of 3100 North and 450 East before leaving the roadway and slamming into a tree.  

According to officials, all five of the vehicle’s occupants were males in their late teens.  

Two of the teenagers died at the scene. The three others were transported by paramedics to area hospitals. Their current conditions are unknown. 

Investigators are working to identify everyone involved and make appropriate notifications to their families. 

Police said it is still unclear why the driver ran when the officer attempted the traffic stop and are considering that impairment may have been a factor. 

The Weber County Crash Team, Weber Metro CSI, and the medical examiner are assisting with this investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Passenger Rights in a Utah Vehicle Accident

Pursuing financial compensation for accident damages can be more than a little bit challenging for injured victims who were not driving the vehicle. When the car you are a passenger in is involved in an accident, victims have some choices available to them as they seek compensation for their injuries. 

Once any property damage is dealt with, the first phase of the legal process is the same for the passenger as it is for the driver, and that is to use your Personal Injury Protection insurance. 

Under the law, every vehicle in Utah is required to have an insurance policy that carries no less than $3,000 in personal injury protection coverage per passenger per accident. This coverage emanates from the vehicle’s insurance policy. When it comes to recovery, a victim will always look first to the insurer of the vehicle in which they were riding when the crash took place. It makes no difference if they were both owner and driver of the car, if they borrowed the car and were driving it, or if they were a passenger in a car being driven by the person who borrowed it or the owner.

No matter the scenario, Personal Injury Protection coverage will be used first and will cover initial medical costs of at least $3,000 per passenger in every accident.

If the injured passenger has not recuperated by the time money from PIP runs out, they will have to file a bodily injury claim against the at-fault driver.  

After being injured in a vehicle crash that was not your fault, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case review and learn 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.