A teenage driver was said to have ran a red light which caused a seven car pile-up in Ogden, Utah on Monday, April 2, 2012. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, an 18-year-old driver was heading west in her Hummer on 12th street when she went through a red light at the Harrison Avenue intersection. Her vehicle struck a south-bound Dodge Caravan and then headed into eastbound traffic. The teen then struck a 2012 Honda CR-V and a Subaru Outback. This collision sent the Hummer into the air, subsequently striking a Ford F-150, forcing it into a 2011 Mini Cooper. A Chrysler Concorde was also part of the wreckage. The 18-year-old was taken to a hospital and was listed in critical condition. The driver of the Subaru along with a 5-year-old child were trapped in the vehicle and had to be pried out of the wreckage. The woman was taken to a local hospital in critical condition while the child was treated then released. The two 38-year-old occupants in the Caravan were sent to a local hospital then released.
I offer my best wishes for a speedy recovery to all those who were involved.
Wrecks like this are always messy. I sincerely hope that all those involved had insurance on their vehicles. It will definitely take a while to sort out the insurance claims and remedies for those injured and the damages received to the vehicles. I would recommend that these individuals contact an Ogden personal injury attorney to find out what remedies might be available to them under these circumstances.
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.