At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th, six pedestrians were hit by a vehicle at 465 West 200 South in Salt Lake City. One woman, whose name has been withheld, was killed in the accident, while several others were sent to a local hospital in critical condition.
Though it appears that the car hit the group purposely, it has not been determined whether this was an accident or intentional. Shortly after running into the group, the driver fled the scene, constituting this as a fatal hit-and-run accident.
The police suspect Shutney Lee Kyzer (37) is at fault for the accident, a person of interest who has had a troubled past in the state of Utah. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Kyzer, please contact the authorities immediately.
Unfortunately, hit and run accidents are extremely common, and especially tragic when someone is killed. Families are left without answers, and often without compensation to cover the needed expenses. However, with the help of a Utah personal injury attorney, you can receive financial aid to cover funeral expenses, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and other damages if a loved one has been wrongfully killed in a hit-and-run accident.
In such a case, our attorney’s would work with the victim(s) to secure Uninsured Motorist insurance, making it possible for you to receive compensation even when the party at fault is not involved or does not have liability insurance.
If you have been involved in a wrongful death hit-and-run car accident, contact Christensen & Hymas personal injury attorneys and let us help you get started on your case.
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