Two Utah girls, ages 10 and 13, were injured when two cars crashed near the location where they were walking. This Utah pedestrian accident happened on Saturday, February 22, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah at around 7:15 pm. According to the report provided by the Salt Lake Tribune, the girls were walking in a crosswalk near 900 West and 400 South when one car ran into another car sending the second car towards the girls.
The 13-year-old girl suffered serious injuries to her leg and back, and the younger girl suffered a minor leg injury. Both were taken to Primary Children’s Medical Center.
Fortunately, it appears these injuries were not life threatening. I wish both young ladies the best as they recover. These girls were innocent bystanders and happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when this accident took place. We don’t know why the second driver hit the first vehicle. Was he distracted on his cell phone? Did he not see the car in front of him slow down for the girls at the crosswalk? Regardless, the insurance of the party liable for the accident is also responsible to cover the claim of these two girls. I recommend that the family of these two young girls contact an experienced Utah personal injury attorney who will help them receive compensation for their injuries.