A 14-year-old girl is listed in extremely critical condition after being hit by a car while walking to school. This Utah Pedestrian accident happened at 7am on Monday, February 8th, 2010, in Magna, Utah. According to KSL news, the girl was crossing in a crosswalk near 8500 West and 2700 South when she was struck. The impact of the crash threw her 100 feet. The girl was transported by helicopter to the hospital.
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According to police, the 21-year-old driver said that she didn’t see the girl before she hit her. Utah Major Accident officials are investigating the cause of the crash and the county attorney will then determine if charges will be filed.
I wish the very best to this young lady as she recovers. My thoughts and prayers are also with the family of this young girl as they struggle with her during this difficult time.
Utah Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Utah pedestrian accidents often cause serious injury, as was the case in this accident. Although details of the accident continue to be investigated, I would recommend that the parents of this young lady contact an experienced Utah personal injury lawyer who will help them take care of the legal aspects as they help their daughter recover. The victim will most likely have a claim against the insurance of driver, as Utah state law requires drivers to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks.
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 pedestrian accident attorney.