• May 09, 2022

Child Killed in USPS Truck Accident on Woodchuck Way in Sandy, UT

Sandy, UT -- May 3, 2022, a child was killed as the result of an accident where a postal truck hit a girl along Woodchuck Way.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 10:45 a.m. in the area of Woodchuck Way and Quail Run Drive.

According to officials, a 5-year-old girlwas in the roadway on a scooter. While there, a USPS truck somehow hit the girl after turning off Woodchuck Way.

The girl succumbed to fatal injuries due to the crash. At this time, additional details about the crash remain unclear.

Commentary on USPS Truck Accident on Woodchuck Way in Sandy

It's not entirely clear what happened here, but obviously a commercial truck hitting and killing a young girl during daylight hours is a huge cause for concern. If nothing else, every possible step should be taken to ensure the victim's loved ones at least know they're getting the full story.

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It's entirely possible this tragedy was simply unavoidable. Drivers cannot always react to every possible situation, and expecting them to have super-human reaction time is just unreasonable. However, there are many examples like this just throughout my career where evidence made it clear the driver was not keeping a proper lookout.

This is clearly a residential area, and any reasonable person could expect to see pedestrians in the area. Was this driver not paying enough attention? Was something distracting them? Is there a history of accidents with this driver or their particular facility? Is this neighborhood uniquely dangerous for pedestrians? These are all just a few questions worth answering following any serious commercial truck wreck. An accident taking the life of a young girl only makes it more crucial to get clear answers.

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