Santaquin Car Accident Takes Woman’s Life

Briana Blackwelder, 28 years old, of Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away due to injuries she sustained in a car wreck occurring on April 23, 2011. According to KSL News, Ms. Blackwelder was a passenger in a SUV when the driver of that car veered into the median, causing the SUV to roll. This auto accident happened just before 2 p.m. around mile marker 243 near Santaquin, Utah. During the rollover, both Briana Blackwelder and the driver Ian Blackwelder, 19 years old, were ejected from the car. Police say that neither of them were wearing a seat belt.

Briana Blackwelder sustained serious head injuries and late died at Mountain View Hospital in Payson. Her brother Ian, a resident of Laguna Nigel, Calif, remained in critical condition. The roads were wet at the time of the single-car rollover but it is unknown if road conditions led to the crash happening.

I extend my deep condolences to the family of Brian Blackwelder for their tragic loss. And I wish for the best possible recovery for Ian Blackwelder.

Ron Kramer is a Utah personal injury and accident lawyer practicing throughout the state. Call the Kramer Law Group today at 801-601-1229 for a free consultation if you are in need of a Utah car accident attorney.

Fatigue Leads to Salt Lake City Truck Accident

A man driving a pickup truck while drowsy, caused a Salt Lake City car wreck when he crashed into a parked SUV in the early morning of April 25, 2011. According to KSL News, the crash happened around 3:30 in the morning when the truck drifted out of its lane into another truck and then into the parked SUV. The driver’s truck then rolled. Luckily, the man was wearing a seat belt and was protected from serious injury. The man confessed to the police that he was tired and may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

This story provides yet another example of the danger of driving while fatigued. The possible injury to the driver as well as to others, not to mention the property damage, makes driving while drowsy a no-win situation.

Ron Kramer is a Utah personal injury and accident lawyer practicing throughout the state. Call the Kramer Law Group today at 801-601-1229 for a free consultation if you are in need of a Utah truck accident attorney.

West Jordan Car Wreck Damages House

Darcy Wallace, 38 years old, was booked into the Salt Lake County jail after running her SUV into a house in West Jordan, Utah. According to KSL News, the car crash happened on April 26, 2011, while the driver’s two children, 9 and 3 years old, were in the back seat. According to the story, the woman lost control of the car near 7500 South and 3500 West and smashed into a brick house, sending debris into one of the bedrooms. No one in the house was injured, but the driver, Darcy Wallace, was taken to the hospital for injuries. She was believed to have been under the influence of alcohol or possibly drugs at the time of the car wreck. This is apparently what led to her arrest. Her children are now with a local relative.

I’m relived that the only one injured person was the driver of the car, who I still wish a speedy recovery to.

There’s a lot I can say about lessons learned from this type of sad incident. The most important is to not drive while impaired, and if you do, to not get your young children involved in it.

Ron Kramer is a Utah personal injury and accident lawyer practicing throughout the state. Call the Kramer Law Group today at 801-601-1229 for a free consultation if you are in need of a Utah car accident attorney.

Two Semi Rigs Roll in Accident Involving Books and Bread

Two semi rigs rolled over in a truck accident on Interstate 84 on April 6, 2011, near Henefer, Utah, reports the Salt Lake Tribune. According to the story, the driver of the first big rig, who was hauling books, had a “coughing fit” and temporarily “blacked out,” causing him to lose control over his semi and veer into the median, where his truck rolled, blocking both westbound lanes.

When the driver came to, he exited the truck and tried to wave down oncoming traffic, including the second semi rig, which was carrying bread. The second driver was unable to stop in time and went off the right shoulder, where the big rig rolled. Injuries were reported to be minor and the freeway was shutdown for four hours while the Utah Highway Patrol completed their investigation and the damaged trucks were hauled off.

Ron Kramer is a Utah personal injury and accident lawyer practicing throughout the state. Call the Kramer Law Group today at 801-601-1229 for a free consultation if you are in need of a Utah truck accident attorney.