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St. George, UT (October 14, 2021) – Two teenagers were hospitalized on Wednesday, October 13th after a car accident in St. George.

Officials were notified of the crash at about 6:25 p.m. at the intersection of Valley Springs Drive and Little Valley Drive where a Toyota 4runner SUV sustained heavy front-end damage.

The SUV was partly up on the sidewalk, while the rest of it obstructed the southeast lane of Little Valley Drive.

Police on the scene said that the 4runner’s driver, a 16-year-old male, turned onto Little Valley Drive and started to leave the roadway. The inexperienced driver then overcorrected, causing the SUV to crash into large rocks at the base of a brick wall near the sidewalk.

Both the driver and his 16-year-old passenger sustained injuries during the impact.  

The driver endured an injury to his lower leg and the passenger had a possible broken clavicle. Both boys were transported by ambulance to St. George Regional Hospital for immediate care.

No citations have been issued.

Personnel from St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance also responded to the incident.

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

Passenger Injuries in St. George

Utah driving laws state that a passenger cannot be held liable for the negligent actions that led to an accident. This means that injured passengers may be eligible to pursue financial compensation from the at-fault driver. It is essential, however, that victims hire an attorney who knows the most effective ways to successfully entreat all relevant and likely avenues of economic recovery. 

If your car accident was the result of another driver’s negligence or misconduct, then you, as the injured victim, are entitled to bring a claim against the at-fault driver for every injury, loss, and damage you have suffered. 

A reputable and experienced personal injury attorney will know the most up-to-date methods of analyzing every aspect of your accident, ensure that the negligent driver is held accountable, and see to it that you receive the full and fair financial compensation you are entitled to under Utah law.

St. George Personal Injury Attorneys

When injuries happen in a collision caused by another motorist’s negligence, victims need to seek legal counsel from a car accident attorney in St. George. Whenever somebody is hurt and another person is the cause, they are qualified to obtain compensation for their losses.

At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our St. George personal injury lawyers see to it that our clients get justice. We do everything possible for our clients to collect the maximum amount of compensation allowed for their claims. 

If you were injured in an accident because of another person’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free claim 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 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.