Robert L. Smith, 54, of Wellsville, Utah was killed instantly in a multi-car accident on Monday, February 1, 2010. This fatal Utah auto accident occurred in Sardine Canyon, Utah on the Cache County side of the canyon at around 5:15 p.m. According to the Deseret News, the crash happened when a Ryder moving truck heading south on U.S. 89 crossed into the northbound lane and slammed into Mr. Smith’s yellow Saturn and a black Audi. A car traveling right behind Mr. Smith’s Saturn and the Audi collided with Smith’s car after the initial collision with the Ryder moving truck.
The two boys riding in the Audi and they are listed in critical condition. Their names are not being released because they are age. Two other people involved in this multiple-car Utah auto accident, including the driver of the moving truck, were taken to Logan Regional Hospital.
Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the crash as they wait for toxicology tests performed on the driver of the rider truck.
I wish the very best to all those involved in this accident and offer my sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Smith.
In a crash of this scale, where multiple persons are injured and where the accident involved a fatality, it is important for the injured parties and/or their families to consult with an experienced Utah injury attorney. Based on the news reports, it sounds like the driver of the Ryder truck was at fault. This being the case, all those affected have a claim against this man and the company he works for. Possible claims may also lie against Ryder if they rented a large truck such as this to someone who doesn’t have commercial driving experience. Under-insured insurance policies may also be tapped into if the company hiring the truck had insufficient insurance reserves. An injury attorney is especially important to a fair and equitable resolution if one of the parties has an attorney and the other does not.The best Utah accident attorneys will offer a free consultation and will offer those in hardship due to insufficient insurance monies, a discount on normal and customary attorney fees.
The Kramer Law Group does not currently represent any of the parties referenced in the blog article above. We have cited and linked to the source of our information. If you were involved in the above incident, or one like it, and have questions about your rights and possible remedies, you may call us or another reputable Utah personal injury law firm. The information and opinions expressed above are provided as a public service and should not be used in place of legal advice from a qualified personal injury lawyer. Most skilled and qualified Utah lawyers offer a free consultation. We will likewise provide a free consultation to not-at-fault persons (and their family members) mentioned in this article.
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.