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Posted On Apr, 19, 2021 By Accident News

Salt Lake City, UT (April 18, 2021) – A driver died on Sunday, April 18th in Salt Lake City when a vehicle struck their car as it made a U-turn.

Officials stated that two vehicles were racing down 900 South in the area of 3000 West at about 1:00 a.m. when a third vehicle, driven by an unidentified person in their mid-20s, tried to make a U-turn in front of them. 

The driver was transported to a local hospital but died from crash-related injuries.

The driver who was illegally racing and hit the turning vehicle stayed at the scene. Police are awaiting the results of a toxicology report before making any arrests.

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

Wrongful Deaths in Salt Lake City

Wrongful deaths arise from the wrongful act, default, or neglect of another person. Sadly, wrongful deaths are a fairly typical result of car accidents, hazardous premises, medical malpractice, and defective products. 

In Utah, in 2016, more than 270 victims were killed during deadly auto accidents alone. Several hundred lives are lost each year due to some kind of avoidable accident, like one caused by a defective drug or distracted driver.  After a person has died, immediate members of their family may be eligible to hire a Utah wrongful death attorney and seek financial compensation via a civil claim. 

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.

The Utah fatal accident attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have extensive experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing loved ones in preventable collisions. Our team takes an aggressive and comprehensive approach toward protecting the legal rights of families throughout the Salt Lake City area. 

Right from the beginning, we begin to put together strong legal claims that best demonstrate the negligence of the defendant. With adequate evidence, case law, and dedication, we aggressively negotiate settlements for our clients that ensure they are fully and fairly compensated for the economic and non-economic damages they face moving forward. 

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.

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.