CRASHES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CRASHES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Deadly holiday weekend stuns UHP as 9 perish on Utah roads http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58152044-78/van-troopers-uhp-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58152044-78/van-troopers-uhp-utah.html.csp">Deadly holiday weekend stuns UHP as 9 perish on Utah roads</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty, Michael McFall and Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T22:05:39.199-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A West Jordan driver faces homicide charges in a Tooele crash that killed a Farmington woman and her two young daughters. The three victims were among nine who died in what was the deadliest holiday weekend this year on Utah’s roadways. In court documents filed Monday, troopers wrote that Paul Mumford, 36, was driving a pickup east on Saturday after a trip to Wendover, when witnesses saw him make a U-turn in an emergency turn-around on Interstate 80. Mumford was veering in and out of lanes and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58152044@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:05:39 MDT GM won’t limit compensation in ignition-switch crashes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58134773-68/feinberg-switches-claims-caused.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58134773-68/feinberg-switches-claims-caused.html.csp">GM won’t limit compensation in ignition-switch crashes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T21:26:40.56-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 09:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The attorney overseeing General Motors’ compensation to victims of small-car crashes says there’s no limit to what the company will pay, provided the crashes were caused by faulty ignition switches. The tally could climb into billions of dollars. GM links 13 deaths to defective ignition switches in cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion. But trial lawyers and lawmakers say hundreds of others could file claims of wrongful death and injury. Kenneth Feinberg, one of the coun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581347732014-06-30T21:26:40.56-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T21:26:40.56-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58134773@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:26:40 MDT GM won’t limit ignition switch crash compensation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132471-79/feinberg-claims-crash-crashes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132471-79/feinberg-claims-crash-crashes.html.csp">GM won’t limit ignition switch crash compensation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY and TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T08:47:01.825-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 08:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Kenneth Feinberg is prepared to pay out billions of General Motors’ money to victims of crashes in GM small cars — provided they can prove the cars’ ignition switches caused the crash. GM links 13 deaths to a defective ignition switch in cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion. But trial lawyers and lawmakers say claims of wrongful death and injury could total in the hundreds. Feinberg, the country’s eminent compensation expert, said GM has placed no limit on the total amou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581324712014-06-30T08:47:01.825-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T08:47:01.825-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58132471@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:47:01 MDT At a glance: GM ignition switch compensation plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132492-79/crashes-feinberg-compensation-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132492-79/crashes-feinberg-compensation-says.html.csp">At a glance: GM ignition switch compensation plan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T10:30:02.485-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 10:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">General Motors Co. has hired Kenneth Feinberg, the nation’s most well-known compensation expert, to pay people harmed in crashes caused by faulty ignition switches in older-model small cars. GM says it’s trying to do the right thing by making the payments. The company says at least 54 crashes and 13 deaths were caused by the problem, but lawyers and lawmakers say there will be hundreds of claims. GM is recalling 2.6 million small cars from 2003-2011 due to the problem. Feinberg says there’s no l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581324922014-06-30T10:30:02.485-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T10:30:02.485-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58132492@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:30:02 MDT Letter: Lead-foot motorists drive death rate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58066035-82/blitz-crashes-speed-uhp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58066035-82/blitz-crashes-speed-uhp.html.csp">Letter: Lead-foot motorists drive death rate</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-13T17:05:02.513-06:00">Updated Jun 13, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re: (“UHP starts blitz to curb deadly crashes,” June 11): Fifty-two fatalities, up from 35 last year. Fifty percent not wearing seat belts. Did anyone consider that speed may be a factor? In my opinion “lead-foot” speeders are the ones who foul up all the established rules of the road established by the Traffic Safety Council. In spite of one of your writer’s opinion: speed does kill. Harry W. Patrick Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58066035@www.sltrib.com Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:05:02 MDT UHP rolls out blitz to curb ‘alarming’ rise in deadly crashes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58057205-78/uhp-blitz-fuhr-crashes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58057205-78/uhp-blitz-fuhr-crashes.html.csp">UHP rolls out blitz to curb ‘alarming’ rise in deadly crashes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T21:20:45.822-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 09:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Highway Patrol troopers are going on a summer-long blitz to try to slow down an alarming rise in fatal crashes. This time last year, the UHP handled 35 deaths on their roadways. This year, there have been 52, said UHP Col. Daniel Fuhr. So between now and Labor Day, the UHP is putting more troopers on the highways to watch out for aggressive or distracted driving, as well as anyone not wearing a seat belt. Of the 52 who have died this year, half of them were not wearing seat belts, Fuhr sai...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58057205@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:20:45 MDT Report: Car, truck crashes cost whopping $871 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58002785-68/billion-crashes-safety-costs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58002785-68/billion-crashes-safety-costs.html.csp">Report: Car, truck crashes cost whopping $871 billion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-29T14:24:34.859-06:00">Updated May 29, 2014 02:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The economic and societal harm from motor vehicle crashes amounted to a whopping $871 billion in a single year, according to a study released Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The study examined the economic toll of car and truck crashes in 2010, when 32,999 people were killed, 3.9 million injured and 24 million vehicles damaged. Those deaths and injuries were similar to other recent years. Of the total price tag, $277 billion was attributed to economic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580027852014-05-29T14:24:34.859-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-29T14:24:34.859-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58002785@www.sltrib.com Thu, 29 May 2014 14:24:34 MDT Utah troopers make thousands of traffic stops over weekend http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57994384-78/stops-troopers-weekend-crashes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57994384-78/stops-troopers-weekend-crashes.html.csp">Utah troopers make thousands of traffic stops over weekend</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-27T21:58:35.425-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 09:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Highway Patrol had a busy Memorial Day weekend, with troopers making nearly 7,000 traffic stops and dealing with more than a hundred crashes throughout the state, including a rollover that resulted in a death. UHP statistics released on Tuesday show the agency stopped 6,892 vehicles from Friday through Monday. Those contacts included 3,734 speed-related stops and 353 seat belt-related stops. The agency arrested 56 people suspected of drunken driving and 43 others on alcohol-related cha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57994384@www.sltrib.com Tue, 27 May 2014 21:58:35 MDT