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West Valley City, UT (June 25, 2021) –  A 16-year-old boy was killed and another person sustained critical injuries during a head-on accident near SR-201 on Friday, June 25th.  

First responders were dispatched following reports of an accident on 5600 West in the area of 2200 South at about 5:50 a.m. 

Officials stated that the 16-year-old boy was traveling southbound on 5600 West when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, his vehicle swerved into the opposite lane and collided with an oncoming SUV.

The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the SUV, whose identity has not been released, was taken by paramedics to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray. The victim underwent surgery but remains in very critical condition. 

No other people were involved in the crash, which is under investigation.

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

Injury Collisions in West Valley City

When injuries are sustained in a Utah car crash, there are two avenues available for collecting any compensatory damages. You can either file a claim with the insurance carrier or you can file a personal injury claim in civil court. Utah abides by a no-fault insurance policy, which requires drivers to carry specific levels of personal injury protection.

Prior to filing a claim with the negligent driver’s insurance company or filing a claim in court, you will be expected to file a claim with your own insurance company. There are a few factors that could excuse you from this process, such as permanent disabilities or dismemberment, impairment, disfigurement, and medical costs that exceed $3,000.

When injuries are caused in car accidents due to the carelessness of other motorists, those victims need legal guidance from a knowledgeable personal injury accident attorney in Salt Lake City. Anytime a person is harmed due to another driver’s negligence, they are lawfully allowed to recover financial remuneration from the responsible party in order to ease the economic hurdles brought on by hospital bills, lost wages, property damage, and many other losses.

At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Utah car accident attorneys make certain that our clients receive justice. We do everything possible so that our clients receive the maximum amount of compensation possible for their claims. If you were injured in an accident because of another driver’s actions, talk to our Utah car accident 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.