One woman died and more than a 14 Utah residents were injured when two cars crashed in South Ogden, Utah on Thursday, October 1, 2009. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, at around 11 a.m., a Jeep Cherokee carrying five people was traveling east on State Road 89. Another vehicle, a full-size van carrying 10 people was traveling westbound. At the intersection of Skyline Drive, the Jeep Cherokee attempted to turn left in front of the van and the two cars collided. The crashed threw the Jeep onto the grass in front of the intersection and caused the van to roll onto its side.
47-year-old Shellie Noon, a passenger in the Jeep died from injuries sustained. The other 14 people suffered injuries including scrapes, bruises and broken bones. All were take to surrounding hospitals and are expected to make a full recovery. I offer my condolences to the Noon family as they cope with this loss.
It is rare to see a two vehicle Utah car crash involve so many people. The people in the van certainly have a claim against the insurance of the Jeep Cherokee but most likely, policy limits will not be sufficient to cover medical costs for all 10 people. This is potentially a case they can file with their own under-insured motor vehicle policy to cover the remaining costs. I recommend they find an experienced Ogden personal injury attorney who can help alleviate the stress associated with a car accident of this magnitude.