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Saratoga Springs, UT (May 25, 2021) – A 16-year-old boy was killed on Tuesday, May 25, after a driver allegedly ran a red light and struck the teenager’s car, Saratoga Springs police said.

Assistant Chief Bill Robertson said the incident occurred around 2:00 p.m. at Harvest Hills Road and Redwood Road. Initial reports state that the 16-year-old was attempting to turn left onto Harvest Hills when a 28-year-old man driving southbound on Redwood Road ran a red light, hitting the teen’s car.

The 16-year-old died on the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to a hospital by ambulance in critical but stable condition, said Robertson.

According to Robertson, witnesses reported that prior to the crash the 28-year-old man was speeding and driving erratically. Police are investigating the crash as a possible road-rage situation.

The investigation is ongoing.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.

Fatal Car Accidents in Utah

When dealing with wrongful death in Utah, members of the victim’s immediate family, parents, spouses, and children, are entitled to bring a claim against the at-fault person. If you have decided to file such a claim, it is imperative that you secure immediate legal counsel in order to be eligible for damages. 

The health and age of the deceased, their yearly income, and their personal expenses are all taken into consideration when establishing damages for the wrongful death. Financial compensation in these cases can include factors such as medical expenses, burial costs, loss of inheritance, loss of future wages, loss of benefits like medical insurance and pension, pain and suffering, and more.

Non-economic damages, like loss of companionship, are occasionally also awarded in wrongful death suits. A Utah personal injury attorney will know the most effective methods and strategies to help you see a successful outcome to your wrongful death claim.

When victims pass away from injuries sustained in accidents caused by reckless, negligent, or careless drivers, their families may be entitled to compensation. Filing a legal claim with a responsive and effective wrongful death attorney in the Salt Lake City area can help to ensure your legal rights are protected after enduring the loss of a loved one.

The Utah fatal accident attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have extensive experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing loved ones in preventable collisions. Our team takes an aggressive and comprehensive approach toward protecting the legal rights of families throughout the Salt Lake City area. 

Right from the beginning, we begin to put together strong legal claims that best demonstrate the negligence of the defendant. With adequate evidence, case law, and dedication, we aggressively negotiate settlements for our clients that ensure they are fully and fairly compensated for the economic and non-economic damages they face moving forward. 

If your loved one has died in an accident caused by the negligence of another person, contact our personal injury attorneys in Salt Lake City at (801) 350-3506 to see how our team can help you get 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.