Five family members were hurt when their car crashed on Interstate 215 on Saturday, February 13, 2010. The family, traveling in a Ford Fusion, was headed southbound near 600 North when a Chevy Cavilier cut them off at around 12:30 in the afternoon. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeff Nigbur reports that the after the Fusion was cut off, the driver lost control and went off the right side of the road and hit a utility pole, eventually rolling onto its top.
Emergency crews responded to treat the five injured family members. A 3-year-old girl was thrown from the car and received the most serious injuries. She, and her 2-year-old brother, were taken to Primary Children’s Medical Center. A 5-month-old baby suffered minor injuries and was taken to University Hospital. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that both the 2-year-old and the baby were properly restrained.
The father suffered serious injuries and the mother received minor injuries and was taken to University Hospital to receive treatment. Fortunately, it appears the condition of those involved is improving and all parties are expected to survive.
I’m glad to see that the family is recovering and injuries were not fatal. I wish the very best as they recover and attempt to get back to their daily routines.
From the report, it appears that the driver of the Chevy didn’t stop, and may not even know they caused the accident. If authorities are able to find the driver of the Chevy, and they determine that this driver was liable for the accident, this family will have a claim against his or her insurance company.
Often in cases like this, the at-fault party is never found and other parties are left to file a claim with their own insurance company to cover the costs of medical bills. In any matter, I recommend that this family contact an experienced Utah personal injury lawyer who will make sure the investigation is completed properly and that they get the benefits they are entitled to under law.
Ron Kramer is a Utah personal injury and accident lawyer practicing throughout the state. Call the Kramer Law Group today at 801-666-3959 for a free consultation if you are in need of a Utah car accident attorney.