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Salt Lake City, UT (May 03, 2022) – A man was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run collision that killed one woman and left her daughter critically injured.

Salt Lake City Police reported that 53-year-old Jack Archibald, a resident of West Valley City, was driving under the influence when he mowed down the mother and daughter.

At about 11:30 a.m., Archibald was driving eastbound on 1700 South when he hit the pair in the area of 900 East. According to investigators, he veered across the lanes of oncoming traffic and onto the sidewalk, where he struck the pedestrians.

23-year-old Libbie Isabel Allan died from her injuries as she was being taken to an area hospital. Her daughter, whose name and age have not been released, is hospitalized in critical condition. 

Archibald fled the scene but has since been apprehended. He was charged with one count of automobile homicide, two counts of driving under the influence, and two counts of leaving the scene of a crash involving a fatality.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Libbie Isabel Allan, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.

Pedestrian Fatalities in Utah

In Utah, an average of 30 pedestrians die after being struck by vehicles every single year. In addition, roughly 800 pedestrians will need a visit to the emergency room or require a lengthy hospitalization for treatment of their collision-related injuries. 

The Utah Highway Safety Office reported that the state’s rate of pedestrian accidents has risen every year for almost a decade, with 2012 marking the apex of these tragic events. In all, about 15% of all fatal car accident victims are pedestrians.  

Our personal injury attorneys in Salt Lake City provide empathetic and reliable legal representation to victims’ families to ensure they get the justice and compensation they deserve from the negligent party.

If you have been injured or lost a family member due to a careless driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in Utah at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case review and discover what options are available to you.

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