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Salt Lake City, UT (October 19, 2021) – Officials have released the identity of the woman who died after she was involved in a fatal drunk driving accident in Salt Lake City by a man fleeing police on Saturday, October 16th.

Thy Hoang Vu, known to her family and friends as Thy Vu Mims, died when her car was struck by a large pick-up truck near the intersection of 500 North and 1200 West.   

A second victim, one who has not been publicly identified, was in the car with Mims and sustained life-threatening injuries. As of Tuesday, she is still listed in critical condition.  

Officers said that a dog, believed to have been in the car with the two women, also died in the crash.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mrs. Thy Vu Mims, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.

Wrongful Deaths in Salt Lake City

When you lose someone you love in an unnecessary accident, it affects every part of your life. Along with losing someone you love, you may have also lost the financial support of your family’s provider, and the emotional support and love of a child, parent, or spouse. While those we love always have a special place in our hearts, your family’s future and financial security are no less important and need to be considered.

If your family member died by a misadventure or an accident caused by someone else, you may have a valid claim of wrongful death. Third-party able to file is to ask yourself if your family member would have been eligible to file a personal injury suit if they survived, and, if so, who would they have filed it against.

If you are unclear about who is responsible for the death, our attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation of the accident.

In Utah, a wrongful death claim can only be enacted by the deceased’s beneficiaries or by the representative of the deceased’s estate. Usually, these people are one and the same but occasionally, the estate’s representative is not a blood relation. In addition to this, those who are kin but not technically blood-related, such as stepchildren or adoptive parents, are also entitled to file a claim. 

Salt Lake City Wrongful Death Attorneys

When people die from injuries sustained in accidents caused by careless, malicious, or negligent drivers, their immediate family may be entitled to damages. Filing a legal claim with a compassionate and skilled wrongful death lawyer in Salt Lake City can help to ensure your legal rights are defended after the loss of a loved one.

The Salt Lake City car accident attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have decades of experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing someone they love in an avoidable accident. Our team takes an aggressive and comprehensive approach toward protecting the legal rights of families throughout Utah.

If a member of your family died in an accident caused by the negligence of another person, contact our personal injury attorneys in Utah at (801) 350-3506 to see how our team can help you receive 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.