St. George, UT (September 17, 2021) – Police were called to the scene when two children were hit by a truck while they were out riding a scooter on Thursday, September 16th.
St. George Police first responded near the intersection of 3130 Sout and 2880 East in St. George.
Upon their arrival, officers discovered a truck had crashed into the two children.
The victims have been identified as a 6-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl.
An investigation determined that the driver of the truck was heading northbound on 2880 East when he struck the children as they crossed the intersection.
The children were riding together on a stand-up scooter when they were hit.
Both victims were taken by ambulance to local hospitals for emergency treatment. They are currently in stable condition.
The truck driver was unharmed and cooperated with police during the investigation. Driver impairment is not a factor.
This accident is under investigation by the St. George Accident Reconstruction Team.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Every year in Utah, an estimated 30 pedestrians are killed in car accidents and an additional 785 will require a visit to the emergency room or extended hospitalization for treatment of their accident-related injuries.
As reported by the Utah Highway Safety Office, the rate of pedestrian-involved accidents has increased every year for nearly a decade, with 2012 marking the apex of these tragic events.
As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pedestrian injury takes place once every 8 minutes and a pedestrian fatality happens once every two hours somewhere in the United States. Close to 5,000 pedestrians died as a result of car accidents in 2014. In that same year, 15% of all vehicular deaths were pedestrian fatalities.
St. George pedestrian accident attorneys Joseph Jardine and Peter Goodall at Jardine Law Offices in Salt Lake City are dedicated to helping families move forward in the best way imaginable after enduring injuries or fatalities caused by driver negligence.
If you have sustained an injury in a pedestrian accident in Utah, you will undoubtedly receive a phone call from the insurance company of the driver who was involved in your car accident, asking you to provide them with a recorded statement. You are not, however, required to provide one, particularly if you have not yet met with a personal injury attorney.
Our St. George personal injury lawyers provide trusted and compassionate representation to ensure families are able to get the justice they deserve from the person who caused their injuries.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a careless driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in St. George at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss options available for you.
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