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Salt Lake City, UT (May 13, 2022) – One person was killed on Friday, May 13th after she was thrown from a vehicle in a rollover accident on Interstate 215.

The collision took place at about 6:00 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the interstate. One of the involved vehicles flipped on the exit ramp leading to California Avenue in Salt Lake City, ejecting one person onto the roadway. 

The victim was unconscious when rescuers arrived. Despite their many life-saving efforts, the patient died at the scene. Her identity is being withheld pending family notification.

The off-ramp was closed for several hours for emergency response and investigation.

No additional details have been released. 

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

Wrongful Deaths in Utah

There are multiple situations that could result in wrongful death, including circumstances where your family member was involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash, was the victim of medical malpractice, was intentionally killed, or any of the numerous events that could result from another’s negligence or malice.   

The most common types of Utah wrongful deaths include:

      • Injuries and accidents: When an accident occurs due to the negligent or reckless actions of another person, a motorist, badly maintained roads, a defective car part, job site accidents, and many other circumstances, catastrophic injuries can and do occur. If that negligent behavior played a role in the death of another, a survival claim and wrongful death claim can both be brought.
      • Defective and dangerous products: Manufacturers are trusted to make sure their products are safe for consumers to use. When this responsibility is violated because they failed to warn against, identify, or report a flaw or defect in their product or a danger intrinsic in its use, a liability suit may be filed. If a consumer dies due to using a product with defects or dangers that a manufacturer failed to alert them to, a wrongful death claim may be filed.
      • Defective or dangerous drugs: When a company that makes pharmaceutical drugs neglects to supply sufficient warnings to the Federal Drug Administration and its customers about the detrimental effects of their medication, they are liable for any injuries resulting from that drug’s use. In the event a patient dies due to taking a dangerous or defective medication, a wrongful death lawyer will be able to help you file a suit against the drug manufacturer.   
      • Medical malpractice: Medical malpractice has taken place if the negligence of a hospital, doctor, surgeon, nurse, or other health care provider or entity has brought about a patient’s death. Common examples involve inaccurate dosages of medication, surgical mistakes, delayed treatment, or misdiagnoses. When a patient loses their life because of medical negligence, specific surviving family members could be eligible to file a claim of wrongful death.

Let our attorneys oversee the intricacies of the legal process while you and your loved ones concentrate on mourning and healing. If you lost a member of your family due to negligence, contact our wrongful death lawyers in Utah at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation.

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.