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South Salt Lake, UT (June 08, 2022) – A pedestrian died after being struck by a car on Wednesday, June 8th in Salt Lake County.

According to troopers from the Utah Highway Patrol, the fatal incident took place at about 5:20 a.m. near the intersection of 700 West and 2100 South in South Salt Lake when a man attempting to cross 2100 South was hit by the driver of an SUV.

Investigators said the driver did not appear to see the victim and has stayed at the scene and cooperated with the detectives. 

The victim’s name is being withheld pending family notification.

The area is expected to be shut down for several hours while investigators work. 

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

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Utah

In the state of Utah, there are a few notable differences between pedestrian accidents and standard car accidents that it is important to understand. Primarily, when a pedestrian is hurt, the injuries they sustain are often far more severe. If you are injured as a pedestrian, it is vital that you seek prompt medical attention so you can understand the full scope of your injuries and learn what medical care is necessary for you to fully recover from them.

You should also hire a reputable pedestrian accident lawyer who knows how the different kinds of insurance work in your case and who is known for taking cases all the way to trial to ensure full financial compensation.

Our lawyers understand the dangers that those who enjoy walking often face. Given the lack of a two-ton metal shell as protection, pedestrians are some of the most helpless people on our state’s roadways. In addition, many motorists do not give those on foot the room on the roadway or the respect they are afforded by law. 

If you were hurt in a pedestrian accident, you deserve a successful outcome to your claim.

Meeting with a personal injury lawyer in Utah as soon as you can is a major component of constructing a successful personal injury claim. Our victim injury attorneys are ready to guide you through your legal options and develop a shrewd strategy that will secure you the financial compensation you deserve.

Our personal injury lawyers at Jardine Law Offices P. C., work aggressively to make certain our clients see the justice they so rightfully deserve. Our knowledgeable and skilled lawyers will study the events surrounding your case to decide the most effective plan of action.  

If you were hurt in a pedestrian accident because of another’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a no-obligation case assessment 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 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.