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Orem, UT (October 16, 2021) – Two people died and two more were hospitalized following a car accident on Friday, October 15th at about 9:20 p.m. near the intersection of State Street and 400 South in Orem.

Officers from the Orem Police Department said both of the deceased were women in their 20s. Their identities are not being released pending family notification. 

Upon their arrival, officers discovered an intersection accident involving two vehicles carrying a total of four people. One of the vehicles contained a driver and two passengers and the second vehicle was occupied by only a driver.

Police and emergency medics found that two occupants in one of the vehicles had died due to the severity of their injuries. The driver was still alive and taken to a nearby hospital. 

The surviving driver of the other vehicle was also transported to a local hospital for immediate medical treatment. Both sets of injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

Officials are working tirelessly to piece together this tragedy. The scene has been taped off since Friday night for 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.

Wrongful Deaths in Orem

When you lose a family member in an accident, it reshapes your entire life. In addition to losing a person you love, you may have just lost the financial support of your family’s provider, and the emotional support and love of a child, parent, or spouse. While those we love always have a special place in our hearts, you must also think of your family’s future and security and find a way to move forward.  

If your family member died by a misadventure or an accident caused by someone else, you might be entitled to file a claim of wrongful death. Third-party liability is a crucial element in wrongful death cases. A reliable way to determine if you are eligible to file is to ask yourself if your family member would have been eligible to file a personal injury suit if they survived, and, if so, who would they have filed it against.

If you are uncertain who is responsible for the death, our attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation of the accident.

In Utah, a wrongful death claim can be filed by the deceased’s heirs or by the representative of the deceased’s estate. Usually, these people are one and the same but occasionally, the estate’s representative is not a blood relation. In addition to this, family members who are not technically blood-related, like stepchildren or adoptive parents, are also entitled to file a claim. 

Orem Wrongful Death Attorneys

When people die from injuries sustained in accidents caused by careless, malicious, or negligent drivers, their immediate family may be entitled to damages. Filing a legal claim with a compassionate and skilled wrongful death lawyer in Orem can help to ensure your legal rights are defended after the loss of a loved one.

The Orem car accident attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have decades of experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing someone they love in an avoidable accident. Our team takes an aggressive and comprehensive approach toward protecting the legal rights of families throughout Utah.

If a member of your family died in an accident caused by the negligence of another person, contact our personal injury attorneys in Utah at (801) 350-3506 to see how our team can help you receive 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.

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.