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South Salt Lake, UT (June 03, 2021) – A man confined to a wheelchair was killed on Thursday, May 3rd when he was struck by a car at an intersection in South Salt Lake.

The accident took place at the intersection of 3300 South and 1030 West. 

Police said that impairment was not a factor in the crash.  

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and has cooperated with officers while they conduct their investigation.

No information about the victim has been released.  

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

Pedestrian Fatalities in South Salt Lake

In Utah, pedestrians are afforded the right-of-way in both unmarked and marked crosswalks. They are also permitted to cross the street from any point except where it is explicitly forbidden. In the event that a pedestrian crosses a street where no crosswalk is present. they are statutorily obligated to give the right-of-way to oncoming vehicles.

The impacts of fatal pedestrian crashes throughout our state are something that most families are not prepared to deal with. The mental and emotional pain and suffering are only half of the battle. In many cases, families are deprived of sources of income they have grown to depend on. Additionally, they are often left with towering medical bills and funeral costs. 

Utah auto accident attorneys Joseph Jardine and Peter Goodall at Jardine Law Offices are dedicated to helping families move forward after experiencing the loss of a loved one caused by someone else’s actions.

Our Utah personal injury attorneys offer trusted and reliable legal representation to families to ensure they get the justice they deserve. If you have lost a loved one to a negligent driver, speak with our personal injury attorneys in Salt Lake City at 801-350-3506 and 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.