Man Trapped in Vehicle After Midvale Utah Accident

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.

Duchesne Man Passes on After Wrecking into a House

After hearing that his property was on fire, Kenneth Lorg, 52, started on his way home on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Utah Highway Patrol trooper Luke Stradinger informed KSL News that a neighbor heard a loud noise outside of her home. Lorg was reported to have gone off the road, across a large field, through several fences and into the east side of a Roosevelt, Utah home. His Ford Taurus hit with enough force to crack the foundation. Authorities came to aid Lorg before he was taken by an ambulance to the Uintah Basin Medical Center where he passed away from his injuries. At the time of the accident, Lorg was wearing a seat belt and his airbags deployed. Further investigation showed no evidence of reckless driving, but that he had simply gone off the road.

I offer my sincere condolences to this family for their loss.

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.

16 Year Old Fatal Victim in Pedestrian Accident

16-year-old Andrew Tolman of Farmington, Utah was hit while walking at a crosswalk on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. According to KSL News,  Tolman was hit by a 29-year-old woman in a SUV near 400 West and State Street while walking his bike at a crosswalk. The teenager was transported by helicopter to the University Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. At this point, no citations have been issued to the driver. The case will be turned over to the Davis County Attorney’s Office after proper investigation. The woman was not reported to be distracted or impaired, though the glare from the sun may have been a factor.

I offer my heartfelt condolences to Andrews’s family.

This is such a terrible pedestrian accident. It is always hard to hear about an accident like this. As a Utah wrongful death attorney I would recommend that this family contact an attorney to find out what remedies may be available.

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 pedestrian accident attorney.

Six Year Old Passes Away After a Severe Head Injury

Ambrosia Amalatitoda, a six year old girl succumbed to her injuries Thursday, March 15, 2012 after an accident that occurred on Wednesday. According to KSL News, little Ambrosia was severely injured when she was in a crosswalk with her mother Natalie Randall. Ambrosia and her mother were heading home from Whittier Elementary School to celebrate her great improvements in reading. As they entered the crosswalk, two cars had stopped to wait for them to pass when a third vehicle swerved to the left and hit right into them. The accident sent both the mother and daughter to the hospital in critical condition. Family members who attended the hospital knew that the little girl would not be able to pull through the injuries she had. The daughter was kept on life support until her mother was in a more stable condition and could say goodbye. Sadly, that was not able to take place, the girl passed away before it could happen. Meanwhile, the mother underwent surgery and is expected to recover. She still remains in critical condition though.

Others are now wondering why nothing had taken place to improve the safety of that crosswalk. It is reported to be a very dangerous crosswalk with many close calls for some people. The Utah Department of Transportation is now telling the concerned people that they have plans to place a light at that intersection this coming summer.

I offer my sincere condolences to this family for the loss of their daughter and wishes for a speedy recovery to the mother.

What a horrible accident to hear about. It is very heart-wrenching to hear about a sad story like this. An accident such as this could easily be avoided if drivers would take time to observe their surroundings, especially when they come to a crosswalk. As a wrongful death attorney, I would recommend that the family of Ambrosia should consult with an attorney in order to receive the full benefits to help aid in this terrible crisis.

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.

Man Collides With TRAX Train in Salt Lake City Accident

A man wrecks into a TRAX train after running a red light at the intersection of West Temple and 700 South Tuesday, March 27, 2012. KSL News reports that a man driving a Honda Accord ran a red light and was hit by a TRAX train on the driver’s side of the car. The impact caused the man to be trapped in his vehicle. Emergency crews responded to 911 calls and were able to free the man from the wreckage by cutting away the door and roof of the vehicle. The man was taken to the hospital in serious, but not fatal condition. The driver of the TRAX train is on administrative leave while the accident is investigated.

I wish this man a quick recovery.

We are definitely seeing a lot of accidents involving TRAX trains and vehicles. It is very important for individuals who are driving to pay close attention to traffic signals. It appears that drivers are becoming more and more distracted. As a Salt Lake accident attorney, I would counsel individuals to use more caution when on our Utah roads. It’s better to be too cautious than not cautious enough.

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.

Provo Man Passes Away After Rollover Accident Near Fillmore, Utah

Glen Gottfredson, 85, from Provo, Utah, rolled his vehicle in I-15 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 around 20 miles south of Fillmore, Utah. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Gottfredson was heading north toward Provo when he drifted slightly into the median. He was able to catch himself and turn back onto the road but over-corrected and headed back towards the median where his vehicle flipped over. At the time of the rollover, he was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected out of his vehicle and came to a stop near the southbound lanes. He was taken to the Fillmore Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and passed on.

I offer my sincere condolences to the family of this man.

I am actually angry when I hear about people being ejected from their cars because they didn’t wear their seat belt! I can’t stress enough how important it is to wear your seat belt at all times when driving a vehicle. It is beyond dispute that countless deaths could have been avoided if others would take a few extra seconds and put on their seat belt. As a Utah wrongful death attorney, I would advise the family that there are certain minimal funeral and death benefits available on the “PIP” portion of the auto insurance policy of the vehicle that Mr. Gottfredson was in. This would include a $1,500 funeral benefit and $3,000 survivor benefit.

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.

Hit and Run Driver Leaves Accident Scene in Provo

A man purportedly left the scene of an accident when he ran into a Provo, Utah city dispatcher as she crossed through a gas station parking lot on Monday, March 19, 2012. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the driver of a Ford Windstar backed into a Provo dispatcher as she walked through a gas station parking lot at 2045 West Center Street. The driver reportedly hit the woman while backing up. In attempt to avoid being run over, the woman grabbed onto the bumper and was dragged 10-15 feet before the driver finally left. The man who hit the woman turned himself into police and was booked into jail on Tuesday on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, no driver’s license and reckless driving. The woman was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

I offer my best wishes for a quick recovery to this woman.

As a Provo personal injury attorney, I know that cars have certain safety features to absorb some of the force from a crash. This is not the case with pedestrians. For this reason, pedestrians involved in accidents can often suffer serious, if not catastrophic injures. I’m glad that this wasn’t the case in this accident. While pedestrians need to be vigilant and look out for vehicles on the road, motorists need to be extra vigilant since they are driving the means of potentially taking that person out of this life.

The motorist in this case, in addition to being responsible criminally for his crime, is liable civilly as well and needs to pay to make this woman whole. I would recommend that she contact a Utah injury attorney to find out what remedies may be available in her case.

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.

Young Child Struck by SUV Critical After Price, Utah Accident

Price, Utah. A 6-year-old girl was hit by an SUV on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 near Price, Utah on State Route 10. KSL News reported that the girl received critical injuries when she ran into the road right in front of the 2011 Ford Explorer. The girl was transported by life flight to the Primary Children’s Medical Center. The driver of the Explorer was a 47-year-old woman. The woman was not suspected to be impaired or distracted.

I offer my best wishes for a fast recovery for this little girl.

In a case like this, it can be difficult to know who is at fault. It may be that the driver could have been more alert, especially if there were houses close by. As a motorist, you should always be cautious in residential areas. It may be that she got away from her parents. It’s really hard to say from the facts of this case. I would recommend that the parents contact Utah injury attorney to investigate what remedies may be available.

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.

Providence Man Succumbs to Injuries Received in Logan Canyon Accident

Adam Goodsell, 32 years-old, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2012 due to his injuries received in an accident on Friday, March 9, 2012. KSL News reports that Adam Goodsell was traveling back home on U.S. 89 near Wellsville from Salt Lake City, Utah after purchasing an engagement ring. He had placed a call to 911 reporting that his brakes had failed and that his gas pedal was stuck. Moments later, his vehicle rolled over, ejecting Goodsell. He was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident. He was taken to the hospital with serious head injuries and was a patient there for nine days until he passed on. His family posted on Facebook this past Sunday, reporting of his passing expressing thanks to those who supported him.

I offer my sincere condolences to this family for their loss and to his fiance/future wife for her profound loss.

I am very saddened by this accident. The question I wonder is whether a seat belt could have saved his life. Seat belts are a safety feature in vehicles intended, as a minimum, to keep the person attached to their seat. The use of a seat belt would prevent most ejections from occurring. Although there are exceptions, such as being ejected and landing on a soft area,  being ejected and then seriously injured in the tumbling and probably head impact, could also be prevented by the use of a seat belt. I’m a little mystified in this case that if he had time to call 911 to report the loss of his brakes, which the 911 operators could do little about in the moment, why he didn’t instead, or additionally, buckle his safety belt.

My strong suggestion for my readers to wear their seat belt aside, I wonder then about the real reason for the crash, the loss of his brakes. Were they serviced somewhere recently? Was there a maintenance issue with them? Or was there a system failure brought on by a defect in the vehicle? I would imagine that the investigation by law enforcement might attempt to answer these questions. If a shop had recently looked at, inspected, or serviced the brakes, there could be a claim against the shop owner. If it is a manufacturing defect, then there could be a possible claim against the manufacturer. All things considered, I would recommend that this man’s loved ones at least consult with a reputable Utah auto accident attorney to find out what remedies might be available in this circumstance.

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-Truck in Wreck in Spanish Fork Canyon

A crash between two semi-trucks closed down US-6 in Spanish Fork Canyon Thursday, March 15, 2012. KSL News reported that the semi-trucks crashed into each other near mile marker 190 in the Red Narrows area of the canyon. Both of the drivers were sent to an area hospital. The major factor that made this wreck so dangerous was that one of the trucks was transporting several thousand gallons of fuel. Highway Patrol Troopers say that over 2,300 gallons of fuel has leaked out so far. A big worry was that a passing train could send out a spark that may ignite the leaked fuel. The other truck was carrying load mounted semi-truck tires which were scattered across the highway after the incident.

I wish to express my concern and hopes for a quick recovery to both of the drivers.

As a Utah semi truck accident lawyer, I would like to know what the cause of this serious accident was. Was there a distraction on the part of one of these “professional” drivers. It’s scary to think of what may have happened had the errant semi struck a mini-van with a family in it. Probably only another semi truck was built to withstand the impact from the at-fault semi truck driver.

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.