An 11-year-old boy, Alex Woodland, was killed from injuries he experienced following a car accident in the southern part of Utah County, near Elberta. According to KSL.com, Alex was riding in a truck with his Jeff Woodland, his cousin and Paul Woodland, his uncle. They were driving on a dirt road when Alex’s uncle, who was driving, lost control of the truck and it rolled. All three of the passengers were ejected, which strongly suggests that none of them was wearing a seat belt. Jeff Woodland is reported to be in critical condition.
The reason that this is such a sad story is that the death of Alex Woodland and the critical injury of Jeff Woodland could have been largely prevented if the two of them were simply wearing seatbelts. This story should be a reminder that the driver of any vehicle should make sure they and the passengers in their car are belted. The fact is that car accidents can happen just about any where. Even on rural dirt roads. In this situation, the deceased boy’s family and his cousin have a claim against the car insurance company for the death and serious injuries that resulted from this tragic car accident.
Ron Kramer is a personal injury and car accident attorney practicing in Utah, Salt Lake and Davis and Weber Counties.
Published by: Ron Kramer