Three people were hurt on Monday, December 22, 2009 following a two-car accident on the State Route 126 overpass and Interstate 15. According to the UHP, a 36-year-old woman from Brigham City, Utah was driving southbound in a pickup truck on SR-126 at around 1:40 pm. A gold Saturn coming south from I-15 did not yield where the freeway and state road intersect causing this Utah auto accident. The Saturn, driven by a 24-year-old man, had a 24-year-old female passenger as well as a 3-year-old in the vehicle.
The pickup truck hit the Saturn’s driver’s side, sending the car across the road into a metal guardrail. The woman driving the pickup truck was hurt, but injuries are not described as life threatening. The female passenger in Saturn also received non-life-threatening injuries, according to standard.net.
The driver of the Saturn received the most serious injuries and had to be extricated from the vehicle.
I wish all those involved the best as the recover from their injuries.
Obviously, motorists have the obligation to yield where they are required to yield under Utah law. And when they fail to meet their obligation, then under the law, they are responsible to make up for the harms and losses that follow. Such is the case here. Both the passengers in the pickup truck as well as passengers riding in the Saturn have a claim against the at-fault driver. I would recommend that those involved or their family contact an experienced Utah personal injury lawyer to find out what remedies they have following the preventable Brigham City car accident.