Ogden, UT (March 09, 2021) – Ogden police officers have just learned the identity of a man who was killed when he was struck by a car last week as he was walking alongside his bicycle.
The March 1st accident cost 58-year-old Alfred Gallegos his life.
The crash occurred at the intersection of Wall Avenue and 28th Street when a vehicle heading northbound struck Gallegos as he walked eastbound along 28th Street pushing his bicycle beside him.
Gallegos sustained severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police did report that the driver was cooperative and impairment was not believed to be a factor. As of Tuesday, March 9th, the accident is still under police investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Alfred Gallegos, at this time.
In Utah, pedestrians are afforded the right-of-way in both unmarked and marked crosswalks. They are also permitted to cross the street from any point except where it is explicitly forbidden. In the event that a pedestrian crosses a street where no crosswalk is present. they are statutorily obligated to give the right-of-way to oncoming vehicles.
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 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.
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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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