On Friday night, an elderly man was killed in a pedestrian accident in Sandy, Utah. According to police, at around 7:45 p.m., a 90-year-old man was struck by an SUV near 300 East 10600. The SUV was traveling westbound and authorities do not believe the man was crossing the street in a crosswalk. Tragically, the man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Investigators are working to determine a cause for the collision and the driver is cooperating with the police.
There are millions of people that travel in vehicles on the roadways every day. However, there are also numerous individuals that choose to walk as their preferred method of commuting and exercise. Due to the large number of traffic accidents that occur annually, many pedestrians believe that walking is safer than traveling in a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents result in nearly 5,000 deaths every year. Pedestrians can follow every possible safety precaution to avoid an accident, but the reality is that the driver is typically responsible for the accident by operating their vehicle recklessly. Distracted driving, speeding, driving under the influence, and fatigued driving are often the causes of pedestrian accidents. The collision between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian can be tragic, and can result in serious injuries and death.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a pedestrian accident, it is important to consult the pedestrian accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our personal injury attorneys will provide you with the representation and compassion needed to successfully handle your case. We will use our experience, knowledge, and resources to recover the maximum compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income, and emotional damages. Contact Meyerkord & Kurth today to receive a free consultation.