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Sandy, UT (May 03, 2022) – A 5-year-old girl died after she was struck by a United States Postal Service truck.

The accident took place at about 10:45 a.m. at the intersection of Quail Run Drive and Woodchuck Way in Sandy when the US Postal Service truck turned the corner of Woodchuck Way in front of the girl’s home and struck the child who was riding her scooter.

The 53-year-old driver of the USPS truck remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Speed and impairment do not appear to be factors.

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

Wrongful Deaths in Utah

Wrongful deaths are deaths arising from the malicious or negligent actions of another person. In Utah, they are an all-too-ordinary outcome of motor vehicle collisions.

In 2016, in the state of Utah, almost 300 people were killed in traffic accidents. Every year, hundreds of lives are cut short due to some type of avoidable incident, such as one caused by a negligent or reckless driver. When a person dies under these circumstances, members of their immediate family may be eligible to pursue financial recovery via a civil case with the aid of a Utah wrongful death lawyer.

If a loved one was killed in an accident resulting from the negligence of another person, contact our personal injury attorneys in Utah at (801) 350-3506 to see how our firm can help you collect financial compensation for your losses and get your family member the justice they deserve. 

Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident.

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