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Was Fatal Pedestrian Accident Due to Negligence of City, Auto Manufacturer, or Driver?

Plans will be implemented this summer to install a traffic signal at 1500 South State Street in Salt Lake City, Utah. Unfortunately, it will be too late for a six-year-old child. The little girl and her mother were crossing the street when they were struck by an automobile and thrown several yards. A witness said the vehicle appeared to be “wobbling” severely just before hitting the pedestrians and it may have had a mechanical problem. The little girl died the next day; her mother remains hospitalized.

Was the driver distracted? Was there a mechanical failure or defect? While all the details of this pedestrian-auto accident won’t be known until the investigation is complete, witnesses said that the intersection has always been dangerous especially because it is near a school zone. The traffic light has been in the planning stages for nearly a year.

No matter how this investigation concludes, the family should seek legal advice from an experienced attorney as soon as possible. They may be able to receive compensation for the wrongful death of this child and claim damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and other damages if her mother survives. A personal injury attorney will help determine if a government entity was responsible for failing to fulfill its obligations of making the intersection safer, if the automobile manufacturer was responsible for a defective part, and/or if the accident was due to drive negligence.

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