A roadway gets closed down after a serious accident in Midvale, Utah, involving two vehicles Tuesday, March 27, 2012. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, a 33-year-old woman in a Dodge Durango attempted to pass a Toyota Tacoma on 7000 South and about 1000 West in Midvale. In the process, she misjudged the distance between the vehicles and hit the back of the Tacoma. The truck spun and flipped over, receiving enough damage to trap the 62-year-old man inside. Authorities came and had to pry open the vehicle to get the man out. He was sent to the Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition. He was later upgraded to serious condition. The woman and her 5-year-old child remained uninjured.
I hope this man recovers quickly from his injuries. I am thankful that the woman and child were uninjured in this accident.
Often times, drivers become a little too impatient and misjudge road conditions while driving. It’ seems apparent in this accident that this woman was in a bit of a hurry to pass this man and lost control of her car. She will probably be found responsible for the accident. Legally speaking, the man probably has an insurance claim he could make. I would recommend that he consult with a Utah attorney to find out what remedies he might have in this 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 car accident attorney.