A crash in West Jordan, Utah on June 23, 2010, injured one woman who had to swerve to try to avoid a truck. The woman was riding on a scooter on Wednesday at around 8 a.m. at 8250 S. Jaguar Drive when the driver of a truck failed to yield to her right of way. The woman’s brakes locked causing her to slide under the truck. Police are saying that the woman is very lucky to be alive because the scooter might have actually stopped the truck from running her over. The scooter lodged under one of the truck’s wheels stopping the truck from running over the woman. The woman was flown to the hospital as a precaution. KSL news reports that the driver of the truck was cited for failure to yield.
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I wish this woman a very speedy recovery and sincerely hope her injuries are not serious.
This woman has a claim against the insurance of this truck. I see that she was life flighted to the hospital which means the cost of her medical bills are already quite high. That flight does not come cheap and that coupled with her stay at the hospital will amount to thousands of dollars in medical bills, not to mention the costs of any future treatment she may require. The driver of the truck was cited and his/her insurance is therefore liable to cover the costs of this woman’s medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. I recommend that she contact an experienced Utah motorcycle attorney who can assist her with this claim.
Ron Kramer is a Salt Lake City, Utah personal injury attorney who specializes in auto accident, slip and falls, motorcycle accidents and pedestrian accidents.
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