Karilyn Oborn was killed Thursday evening, June 10, 2010, in a single-car motor vehicle accident in Provo Canyon, Utah. According to the Deseret News, Oborn was driving west in Provo Canyon around 11:30 p.m. when she drifted to the left of the road. At that point, it appears she quickly overcorrected, causing the car to hit a cement barrier and then roll several times, landing on its hood.
A passenger in Oborn’s car was able to get out and other motorists who arrived on the scene helped to remove Oborn from the car, who, sadly, died at the scene. Oborn’s passenger was taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in critical condition with multiple broken bones and lacerations. Thankfully, she is expected to survive. This Utah accident is still being investigated with police saying that they believe that the driver had alcohol in her system.
I send my condolences to the family of Karilyn Oborn for her tragic death. I also send my best wishes to her passenger for a speedy recovery.
As we have all heard in the past, alcohol and driving just do not mix. Although drunk driving is now said to be possibly safer than texting while driving, it is still considered under Utah law to be reckless to do so. Meanwhile, the passenger in this unfortunate accident has a claim on the driver for her serious injuries. If she had her own insurance or lived in a household where there was car insurance, she may also have an “under-insured” insurance claim as well.
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.