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Salt Lake City, UT (February 07, 2021) – A 79-year-old pedestrian passed away in the hospital on Sunday, February 7th after he was struck by a car as he tried to cross 400 South in Salt Lake City.

An official with the Salt Lake City Police Department stated that the accident took place at around 12:10 a.m. on 400 South in the area of 200 West.

The driver of the striking car stopped momentarily after crashing into the man, but then got back in their car and fled the scene. 

The driver is described as a male, driving a silver SUV, possibly a Suburban.

The injured man was awake and breathing on his own when he was transported via ambulance to a local hospital. He was promptly taken into surgery but died shortly thereafter.

The victim’s identity is not being released as police are awaiting the notification of his next of kin.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Pedestrian Fatalities in Salt Lake City

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.

When victims are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a skilled and knowledgeable car accident attorney in Salt Lake City as soon as possible. When victims are harmed in collisions, through no fault of their own, they are often able to obtain compensation from wrongdoers to alleviate the financial costs they face for medical treatment, lost wages, property repairs, and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages.

At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Utah personal injury attorneys fight aggressively to ensure our clients get the justice they rightfully deserve. Our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys review the circumstances surrounding each of our clients’ cases to determine the most appropriate course of action. We put together solid legal claims that we leverage against defendants while demanding full and fair compensation for victims. Our team has pays keen attention to detail and we strive to do everything in our power to get our clients the maximum amount of compensation available for their claims so they can move forward in the best position possible to reach their goals in recovery. If you have been injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.

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