Eva A. Trump, 41 from Morgan, Utah, lost her life on Monday, April 23, 2012. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the woman was northbound on I-15 and is accused by law enforcement of driving recklessly. According to police, she veered off the roadway to the right into a construction area and lost control of her vehicle. She ended up overcorrecting and went through all northbound lanes to the left, though the median, off an embankment and into a southbound semitrailer. Her vehicle went under the tires of the trailer. At the time of the accident, Eva was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from her vehicle. Investigators say that she was not impaired at the time of the accident.
I send my condolences to her family for their loss.
The take away from this, is that reckless driving can kill. So can not wearing a safety belt. Construction areas are always marked with a slower speed limit and, unfortunately, require more patience to get through. Part of the agreement we made when we got our drivers license was to follow the rules of the road. The rules help make highways safer and, ultimately, make us safer.
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.