Orem, UT (October 18, 2021) – The Orem Police Department responded to a fatal car accident at the intersection of State Street and 400 South on Friday, October 15th at about 9:20 p.m.
The two victims have since been identified as 21-year-old Hailee York and 21-year-old Ashlyn Hanzon.
Police and first responders discovered two people in one of the involved vehicles had from their injuries while the driver was transported to a local hospital alive.
The driver of the other involved vehicle was also alive and transported by paramedics.
Officials are still investigating the accident scene to understand the events leading up to the crash.
The area has been blocked since Friday night for investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims, Ms. Hailee York, and Ms. Ashlyn Hanzon, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
In 2015, 276 people died in Utah car accidents; the highest rate of fatalities in the state in the last seven years. According to a representative from the Utah Highway Patrol, 93% of those deaths were caused by human error.
Although some of these fatal accidents can be attributed to an overall increase in travel, most of the state’s deadly crashes happen because drivers refuse to heed the state’s warnings about safe driving. Offenses ranging from not being properly restrained while the vehicle is moving to driving while drunk, Utah residents seem absolutely determined to go against common sense and the law.
While driving regulations and laws in every state exist for the sole purpose of preventing car accidents and the loss of life, it is obvious that not enough is being done. Especially when you consider that Utah’s rate of fatal car accidents has increased by more than 25% since its all-time low in 2012.
When a collision caused by another motorist’s negligence causes harm to other people, the injured victims need to seek legal guidance from a car accident attorney in Orem. Whenever somebody is hurt and another person is the cause, they are qualified to obtain compensation for their losses.
The Orem personal injury lawyers at Jardine Law Offices P. C., make sure that our clients receive justice. We do everything we can to ensure that our clients collect the maximum amount of compensation supported by their claims.
If you were injured in a car accident because of another person’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free claim evaluation to see how we can help you.
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