Two Children Killed in Multiple Car Rollover

Two children were killed as a result of a multiple-vehicle accident on Saturday, June 25th. The incident, which took place on state Road 201 near 3400 West, occurred after a vehicle experienced a mechanical failure and crashed into a concrete barrier on the side of the road. The fatalities and injuries occurred when a red Jetta, switching lanes in an attempt to avoid hitting the car, was struck from behind by a Toyota truck. Two girls, ages 1 and 2, were flown in near-fatal condition to the hospital by medical helicopter, where they later died. Three adults were also sustained injuries as a result of the crash. We express our condolences to all parties involved, especially those who have lost loved ones in this accident. Car accidents top the list of the leading causes of death among children, followed by drowning and unintentional fires, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Car accidents are also the leading cause of child disability (e.g., head trauma, paralysis, etc.) in the United States. The driver of a vehicle is accountable for ensuring that child passengers are safely secured in a suitable car seat or booster seat. To protect your children, safety advocates suggest that all children under the age of 12 should avoid sitting in front and be placed in the appropriate restraint apparatus. The middle of the back seat is the safest place in the vehicle, so make sure you take these preventive measures to ensure the safety of your...

Bike Ride Held to Honor Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident Fatality

Brynn Barton, 24, was killed in a hit-and-run bicycle accident near Trolley Square on June 7. Police are still looking for the vehicle that hit her, which is described as an older model, dark-colored Volkswagen. It is a 4-door passenger car, possibly a Passat, that could have some front-end damage on it. To honor this tragic hit-and-run bicycle accident, hundreds of bicyclists rode in honor of Brynn Barton near Trolley Square last Friday, June 17. This benefit ride was organized by two people unknown to Barton. Although the group was small at first, with the help of social networking and Facebook, over 900 volunteers from the cyclist community attended. The ride began at 7 p.m., and the bicyclists rode through downtown to gather donations and raise cycling awareness. Originally the donations were meant for Barton’s family, but they decided they wanted the proceeds to go to Choice Humanitarian and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The ride ended around 8:30 p.m. at Liberty Park, where a candlelight vigil was held. Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident Reminders As weather continues to improve more cyclists will be sharing the road with vehicles. This means both motorists and cyclists will have to be cautious to avoid a hit-and-run bicycle accident. Bicyclists are expected to obey the same traffic laws as cars. This includes signaling and wearing a helmet and bright clothes. Motorists need to be aware of cyclists’ rights as well. They should provide at least a 3 foot buffer area when passing and absolutely should not be driving distracted or a hit-and-run bicycle accident becomes a possible...

May 28, 2011 Jody Barker Injured In Rollover Accident

Jody Barker, was seriously injured in a rollover accident on May 28, 2011 in Spanish Fork Canyon. Jody Barker’s wife, Carla Barker, was driving the family’s pickup truck pulling a trailer. She lost control of the vehicle when the trailer began to whip back and forth causing the truck to leave the right side of the highway. Jody Barker was injured as the vehicle rolled over and the cab of the car collapsed on the passenger side. Both Jody and Clara Barker were taken to Mountain View Hospital in Payson where Clara Barker was quickly released. Jody Barker, however, remained in the hospital in critical but stable condition. Jody Barker’s Accident and Utah Car Accidents Accident’s like Jody Barker’s are often represented by Utah personal injury lawyers. A Utah personal injury lawyer can evaluate whether or not the construction of trailer or the actions of another driver may have contributed to Jody Barker’s accident. In the event that another party is found liable, a Utah personal injury lawyer could help an injured victim like Jody Barker recover damages for current and future medical expenses, lost wages, damages to vehicle, and pain and suffering. Could Jody Barker’s Accident Be Represented by a Utah Personal Injury Lawyer? With the limited information available, it is difficult to say whether or not a Utah personal injury lawyer could become involved in Jody Barker’s case. A consultation with a Utah personal injury lawyer would be necessary to determine if an attorney could help recover damages. If you have been involved in an accident that you feel may have been caused by the negligence of...