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South Salt Lake, UT (March 02, 2021) – A 50-year-old male sustained critical injuries after he was struck by a car as he attempted to make his way across the intersection at State Street and Claybourne Avenue in South Salt Lake on Tuesday, March 02.  

Local law enforcement stated that they were dispatched to the site at about 9:30 p.m. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries, including one to his head.  

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the police, who do not expect driver impairment to be a factor.

The area was closed for about two and a half hours as officers conducted an investigation.  

Additional information, including the name of the victim, has not been released.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in South Salt Lake

If you have sustained an injury in a Utah pedestrian accident, you will quickly receive a call from the insurance company of the driver involved in your accident, hoping to get you to provide a recorded statement. You are not required to oblige, nor is it recommended that you do so if you have not yet sought the counsel of a personal injury attorney.  

It is always a wise move to meet with an attorney before giving a statement to anyone. This is due to the fact that insurance carriers actually teach their adjusters to ask certain questions worded in such a way as to bring down the value of your claim as much as possible. An experienced Utah pedestrian accident attorney can stop these adjusters from taking advantage of you.

When victims are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a skilled and knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorney in Salt Lake City as soon as possible. 

When victims are injured during car accidents through no fault of their own, they are often able to obtain compensation from wrongdoers to alleviate the financial costs they face for medical treatment, lost wages, property repairs, and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages.

At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Utah personal injury attorneys fight aggressively to ensure our clients get the justice they rightfully deserve. Our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys review the circumstances surrounding each of our clients’ cases to determine the most appropriate course of action. 

We put together solid legal claims that we leverage against defendants while demanding full and fair compensation for victims. 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 (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.

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 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.