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West Jordan, UT (March 25, 2021) – One victim was killed and another was injured during a four-vehicle accident on Thursday, March 25th in West Jordan.

Reports show that at about 7:00 a.m., for reasons that have yet to be determined, a Honda SUV driving westbound on 9000 South veered into oncoming traffic in the area of 1075 West.

The Honda sideswiped one eastbound vehicle, then struck a second vehicle head-on, before ultimately colliding with a third. 

The driver of the Honda, 42-year-old Ryan Vlaardingerbroe was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The driver of the last vehicle to be struck was transported via ambulance to a local trauma center with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.

This accident is under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Ryan Vlaardingerbroe, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in West Jordan

Anytime the injured plaintiff or the respondent dies as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Utah, judicial code 78B-3-107 will govern any subsequent legal claim.

This part of the law states that even though the injured party died, their estate still has a legal claim against the respondent. The death of the victim does not imply that the negligent driver is somehow exempt from their duty to pay financial compensation to the family or estate of the deceased.

This same statute comes into play if the negligent driver was killed during the accident. Under these circumstances, the claim for damages would instead be brought against the deceased’s estate. 

This law is applied in cases where either the injured victim or the at-fault driver, or both, die as a result of the accident. The victim’s claim for financial compensation is valid regardless of who died.

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 car accident attorney in Salt Lake City as soon as possible. When victims are harmed in collisions, 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 client’s 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 detail 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 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.