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Ogden, UT (May 22, 2022) – Police have identified the man who was killed in a pedestrian traffic incident on Friday, May 13th as 36-year-old Tyler James Royster.

Royster was struck as he was heading east across Washington Boulevard.  

Officers were dispatched to the scene in the 2800th block of Washington Boulevard at about 10:20 p.m. according to a report from the Ogden Police Department. 

Royster was transported by paramedics to McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden where he was pronounced dead.

The driver who struck Royster remained at the scene and is cooperating with the police investigation.

No additional details have been made available.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Tyler James Royster, at this time.

Pedestrian Collisions in Utah

Any person on foot in a developed area or by the roadside is viewed as a pedestrian. Even if all someone is doing is walking across a parking lot, a pedestrian is basically anyone on foot. There are state and local laws that oversee exactly how and when pedestrians are able to use the state’s roadways. These are designed to keep pedestrians safe a prevent tragic accidents.

While intersections are normally considered an area to be used by both pedestrians and motor vehicles, some intersections do not have adequate crosswalks. With the exception of those that are extremely busy and those with higher speed limits, all intersections are intended to be suitable spots for a pedestrian trying to cross the street. In areas that are more developed, such as large cities, known busy intersections are often outfitted with some sort of bridge or walkway. 

Anytime a pedestrian is inside a crosswalk, drivers have a duty to yield the right of way. 

Pedestrians do not have the protection of a metal frame to cushion them from any impact, nor do they come with safety features. With this in mind, their injuries often bring about serious mental, physical, and financial repercussions. Sadly, the insurance companies and the negligent driver will not want to settle by fairly compensating you for your injuries and damages. They will do anything to lowball or devalue your claim, and leave you without the reimbursement you so desperately need.   

When you hire a victim injury attorney to represent you following a pedestrian crash, your chances of obtaining full recovery for your losses greatly improve. A practiced attorney can tell you if your claim is being dealt with fairly.. With their decades of legal experience on your side, you can feel confident that evidence is being gathered in your favor and a persuasive legal strategy designed to help you meet your goals is being crafted. 

If you were hurt or lost a loved one as a result of another person’s careless driving, reach out to our personal injury attorneys in Utah at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case review.  

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. 

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