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West Valley City, UT (August 12, 2022) – On Wednesday, August 10th, an 11-year-old boy was walking with his mom when a vehicle drove up onto the sidewalk, hitting and killing him. 

The mother and son, who were sightseeing in Salt Lake City, were heading home after deboarding a bus in West Valley City at about 11:40 p.m. They were almost home when a car left the roadway and hit the child. 

The boy was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he passed away. His mom was unharmed during the crash.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. 

The driver, a 45-year-old male, was arrested shortly before 12:00 a.m. the following day.  

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

Damages for Wrongful Deaths in Utah

The most common kinds of wrongful deaths in Utah include injuries and accidents, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, and defective products.

There are several forms of compensation available in wrongful death claims including:

  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of past and future earnings
  • Loss or reduction of inheritance
  • The pain and suffering undergone by the deceased caused by their injury and eventual death
  • Funeral costs and the expense of burial or cremation
  • Medical bills stemming from the deceased’s injuries
  • Loss of income, anticipated future income, and job-related benefits 

There are many different circumstances that can lead to wrongful death, including situations where your loved one has been involved in a deadly car crash, fallen victim to medical malpractice, intentionally killed, or any other event resulting from someone’s negligence or malice.   

Based on the circumstances surrounding the death, there could be more legal remedies available to surviving family members. A Utah wrongful death lawyer from Jardine Law Offices can determine which damages apply to your claim.

Let our attorneys attend to the complexities of the legal process while you and your family focus on healing. If you lost someone you love due to negligence, contact our wrongful death lawyers in Utah at 801-350-3506 to 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.