A young pedestrian crossing the street with his mother in West Jordan, Utah at Grizzly Way was struck by a Nissan Altima driven by Cody Ray McCormick, age 24 last week. Just today, August 18, 2009, he was released from the hospital according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The 4-year old boy had been crossing the street with his mother and two other young ones in the stroller when he was hit. The mom and siblings were also injured in this Utah pedestrian accident. The driver was arrested after police suspected the driver was under the influence. He was arrested on suspicion of a 3rd-degree felony DUI and a misdemeanor for improper lane travel.
Best wishes to this young boy as he struggles to recover. According to reports, he received a fairly serious brain injury from what sounds like a totally preventable pedestrian accident. Utah brain injuries obviously come in different severity levels, but can have devastating effects if they are considered “traumatic.” Some seriously injured children need around-the-clock care for their profound brain injuries. Others need special schooling and assistance to deal with the deficiencies stemming from their injury. The parents may wish to get in touch with the Utah Brain Injury Association http://www.biau.org/ as a resource as they deal with the aftereffects of this crash.
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 pedestrian accident attorney.