Car Accident on I-70 Near Green River Turns Fatal
Date: April 4, 2009
Location: Interstate 70
Type: Fatal Utah car accident
A 16-year-old boy died in a fatal Utah car accident on Saturday. According to KSL News, an SUV was driving on I-70 near Green River through snowy conditions around 9:30 pm. Police say the driver was traveling too fast in the weather conditions and lost control of the vehicle, which slid into the median and flipped several times. Four passengers and the driver were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident and one of them was taken to the hospital with a leg injury. However, Octavio Garcia Rivas was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Unfortunately, Octavio passed away from injuries sustained in the accident.
It is unclear whether this accident was caused by a family member. But in Utah family members are able to make a personal injury claim against each other to ensure all injured parties are compensated for their injuries and can cover their medical expenses. The Octavio family would be well advised to contact an experienced Utah wrongful death attorney to learn all their legal options following this tragic accident.
Winter weather conditions are challenging form even the most experienced drivers. A simple slip of the wheel can lead to deadly accidents. Please remember to use extreme caution when driving in snowy and wet conditions. To learn some important winter driving tips, you can read an informative article on the Christensen Law Firm’s website by clicking on the following link: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=utah+bike+accident+lawyers&fb=1&gl=us&hq=bike+accident+lawyers&hnear=Utah&cid=4034713900881034114&ei=VBJjTPX-NNSH4AbgoeTgCg&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CDgQnQIwBg