Salt Lake City, UT (July 30, 2021) – Troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol announced on Friday morning, July 30, that a person whose body was found on Interstate 15 early Thursday morning, July 29, was a 17-year-old male.
The pedestrian has been identified and his family has been notified, per a statement released by the UHP. Dispatchers received calls of a body in the right travel lane of I-15 southbound near 800 North in Salt Lake City around 12:30 a.m., a previous statement said.
EMS units arrived and confirmed that a person had been hit and was killed. No vehicles stopped or reported striking an individual in the area, and no witnesses have come forward to give a statement to the police.
A fingerprint scanner was used in conjunction with the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner to help identify the body, though police will not release his name until next-of-kin notifications are complete.
The investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing, and no further details have been provided.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
According to reports released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pedestrian injury takes place once every 8 minutes and a pedestrian fatality happens once every two hours somewhere in the United States. Close to 5,000 pedestrians died as a result of car accidents in 2014.
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.
Our Utah pedestrian accident attorneys provide trusted and compassionate representation to ensure families are able to get the justice they deserve from the person who caused their injuries.
Utah personal injury attorneys Joseph Jardine and Peter Goodall at Jardine Law Offices are dedicated to helping families move forward in the best way imaginable after enduring injuries or fatalities caused by driver negligence.
While it is true that no amount of money can ever fully make things right after enduring damages due to the careless and negligent actions of a driver, victims discover that having the financial resources necessary to cover medical treatment, lost wages, funeral costs, and other expenses they accumulate after an accident is helpful.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a careless driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in Salt Lake City at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss options available for you.
Our team pays keen attention to details 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 your earliest convenience.
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