Birdseye, UT (July 18, 2021) – One person has been hospitalized following a serious crash that occurred five miles south of Birdseye on Sunday evening, July 18.
According to officials with the Utah Department of Transportation and troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol, crews were dispatched to U.S. Highway 89 at milepost 300 around 10:15 p.m. Dispatchers received reports of a collision between a tractor-trailer and a car, and officers added that both directions of the highway were blocked as a result of the incident.
At least one person was transported via ambulance to a local hospital in serious condition, though their current condition is unknown. The total number of injured parties was also not provided.
Officers are still piecing together the circumstances surrounding the wreck and have not released further details at this time.
The investigation is ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
The Utah Highway Safety Office reported that, in 2001, there a total of 2, 884 accidents involving tractor-trailers took place. 824 of these accidents resulted in victim injuries and an additional 36 were responsible for victim fatalities. 2010 saw a drastic increase in those totals, with more than 500,000 tractor-trailer accidents occurring throughout the year. These collisions left upwards of 100,000 victims suffering from critical injuries, and approximately 5000 victims dead.
When victims are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a skilled and knowledgeable tractor-trailer accident attorney in Salt Lake City as soon as possible. When victims are harmed in collisions through no fault of their own, they are often able to obtain compensation from negligent or reckless parties to alleviate the financial costs they face. Whether they need settlement funds for medical treatment and lost wages or property repairs, victims ad their families may be entitled to a variety of economic and non-economic damages.
At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Utah personal injury attorneys fight aggressively to ensure our clients and their families get the justice and the fair, full compensation they rightfully deserve. Our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys review the circumstances surrounding each of our client’s cases to determine the most appropriate course of action, personalizing and tailoring our advice to fit your needs. Furthermore, we put together solid legal claims that we leverage against defendants while demanding full and fair compensation for victims.
Our team pays keen attention to detail and we strive to do everything in our power to get our clients the maximum amount of compensation available for their claims so they can move forward in the best position possible to reach their goals in recovery. If you have been injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you. We understand how difficult the aftermath of a serious car accident can be for victims and their families. Our legal team is here to help you today with a no-hassle, no-obligation consultation.
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