Glen Gottfredson, 85, from Provo, Utah, rolled his vehicle in I-15 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 around 20 miles south of Fillmore, Utah. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Gottfredson was heading north toward Provo when he drifted slightly into the median. He was able to catch himself and turn back onto the road but over-corrected and headed back towards the median where his vehicle flipped over. At the time of the rollover, he was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected out of his vehicle and came to a stop near the southbound lanes. He was taken to the Fillmore Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and passed on.
I offer my sincere condolences to the family of this man.
I am actually angry when I hear about people being ejected from their cars because they didn’t wear their seat belt! I can’t stress enough how important it is to wear your seat belt at all times when driving a vehicle. It is beyond dispute that countless deaths could have been avoided if others would take a few extra seconds and put on their seat belt. As a Utah wrongful death attorney, I would advise the family that there are certain minimal funeral and death benefits available on the “PIP” portion of the auto insurance policy of the vehicle that Mr. Gottfredson was in. This would include a $1,500 funeral benefit and $3,000 survivor benefit.
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.