Box Elder Car Accident Takes Man’s Life

While traveling Northbound on I-15 near Box Elder, 59 year old Arthur Baca (Clearfield), was involved in a fatal car accident. After his tire blew out, KSL News reports, he lost control of the vehicle which ended in a violent collision with the median after first rolling over the hood. The driver was not the only person in the vehicle. Helena Baca, 58, was taken to the hospital with back injuries; her condition is still unknown.

I offer my condolences to the family and friends of both Arthur and Helena, with hopes of a fast and full recovery for Helena.

When a tire blows out like this, there are lots of questions as to how this might have happened. Did the driver hit something in the road? Was the tire overheating because of low inflation? Was the tire bald? Or were there defects in the tire that were hidden and could not be known about until it was too late? If there was a defect in the tire when it was manufactured, there could be a “products liability” case against the maker of the tire. There are a number of things that could go wrong in a factory that could cause a tire to later fail. A preliminary inspection of the tire by a qualified tire expert could help pinpoint the source of the tire’s failure. The family will want to secure the tire in a safe place so it can be later looked at.

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.

West Jordan TRAX Accident Kills Teenage Girl

With the UTA TRAX growing throughout the Wasatch front, Utahans need to be more cautious than ever before. Shariah Casper, a 15 year old girl from West Jordan, passed away after being hit by a train near 3200 West and 8600 South.

As KSL reports, Casper, along with a friend climbed past the safety arms and warning lights after the first train passed, unaware of the second train passing in the opposite direction, just seconds after the first. The friend was able to avoid the second train. Casper, tragically was not.

Although the incident is still under investigation, it isn’t likely this situation was caused from an equipment malfunction. These trains can travel up to 65 mph, and is much harder to stop than people would like to assume. The safest bet, is to always obey the gates and lights, regardless if there seems to be merit in them. “Once those gates come down,” Gerry Carpenter, UTA spokesman warn, “there really isn’t time to cross.”

Our condolences go out to her family for having to go through such a devastating tragedy. Hopefully an accident like this can be prevented in the future by staying alert and following the rules with the growing TRAX system.

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 wrongful death attorney.