Michael LeFever, 16, from Delta, Utah is dead following a one-vehicle rollover auto accident. This Utah auto accident happened on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at around 12:30 a.m. According to a report given by the Salt Lake Tribune, LeFever was headed home after watching the Jazz playoff game when his 1994 Acura Integra drifted off the right side of State Road 125 and rolled. LeFever wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was thrown from his car. He suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Steve Winward said troopers have ruled out the involvement of alcohol and drugs in the crash and they do not believe LeFever was speeding. LeFever “just drifted off the road,” Winward said.
I offer my condolences to the family of this young teenager. What a tragic accident that claimed the life of someone so young.
Teens are especially vulnerable to death and injury on Utah roadways. Traffic crashes continue to be the leading cause of death among teenagers in America. Teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers. One major factor contributing to this somber statistic is teens buckle up far less frequently than adults. In 2006, the majority of teens involved in fatal crashes were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Ron Kramer is a Utah personal injury attorney with offices in Bountiful, Draper and Provo, Utah.