Viridiana Larson, 28 years old from West Jordan, Utah, died March 13, 2011, following a crash on the northbound I-15, just 7 miles north of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. According to the Las Vegas Sun, the crash happened around one the morning when a Dodge SUV left the road and rolled, ejecting Larson and another male passenger from the car. Larson was declared dead at the scene, and the unidentified male was taken to a local hospital in serious condition. Two other passengers in the car, including an infant and an eight-year-old were not said to have been injured. Nevada troopers are continuing to investigate.
I send my deepest condolences to the family of Viridiana for their loss from this tragic accident. I send my best wishes to the others who were injured for a full and complete recovery.
The article doesn’t mention why the SUV lost control. One reason may have been sleep deprivation. The stretch north on the I-15 towards Mesquite, NV, is along and monotonous one. And it was early in the morning. While the article is unclear who was driving, Ms. Larson or the male, whoever was the driver (or their estate) would probably have a claim against the insurance on the vehicle or whatever automotive insurance policy the driver may have had.
I would recommend that those wondering if they have a claim to contact an experienced personal injury attorney for the state where the auto policy was written.
Ron Kramer is a Utah personal injury and accident lawyer practicing throughout the state. Call the Kramer Law Group today at 801-601-1229 for a free consultation if you are in need of a Utah car accident attorney.