Halloween Hit-and-Run Accident, Orem, Utah
Date: October 31, 2009
Location: 1340 N. 1200 W., Orem, UT
Type: Utah hit-and-run accident law
A young boy from Orem was critically injured in a horrible Utah hit-and-run accident Halloween night. According to KSL News, the young boy was walking by his parent’s car to go out trick-or-treating around 7:30 PM. A truck or SUV hit the boy while he was in the street. Sgt. Craig Martinez said the driver knew what happened; it pulled over on the side of the road less than a block away. It idled for a short time, and then left the scene of the accident. The boy was initially taken to Utah valley Medical Center, and later flown to Primary Children’s Medical Center in critical condition. He has since improved to serious condition, and suffers from at least one facial fracture and a broken leg. We wish this young boy a healthy and quick recovery from his injuries.
The driver of the vehicle is still on the run. If you have any information pertaining to the accident, contact your local sheriff’s department. Keep your eye out for a dark truck or SUV with damage to the right front corner.
In addition to the physical and emotional difficulties that accompany a Utah car accident, hit-and-run victims often face financial challenges with insurance companies. In a normal accident, the insurance company of the responsible party pays for vehicle damage, medical costs, and other expenses. However, in a hit-and-run accident, the responsible party is absent and the victim often gets stuck with the bill. This is why it is important to make sure your insurance policy has Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM Coverage.) This type of policy will help cover the victim’s costs for property damage, lost wages, and medical bills.
If you have been involved in a Utah hit-and-run accident, you may consider hiring Utah’s best injury attorney. The Utah accident lawyers at the Christensen Law Firm are experts in Utah’s personal injury and insurance laws, providing victim with diligent and knowledgeable legal representation. Hit-and-run accident victims can still make a claim for their full injuries and damages, even if the at-fault driver is never found. We offer personal attention to every client, successfully representing injury victims all along the Wasatch Front. For a free consultation about your case, contact us at 801.506.0800.