A recent crash in Salt Lake City is so shocking that we need to discuss just how random accidents can be, and how there really is no “safe” place. We are talking about a crash that saw a vehicle land in a bedroom of a home in the city. At the Jardine Law Offices P.C., our auto accident lawyers in Salt Lake City, UT regularly see car accidents, from routine to bizarre. We are here to help anyone injured due to the negligence of another driver, so let us get to work on your case today.
What happened in this crash?
While most of us know that vehicle accidents are a common occurrence in our area, nobody expects that a vehicle will slam into their home. On Oct. 5, Salt Lake City police responded to reports of a car accident on Columbus Street. A neighbor had called to report that a car crashed into a house.
When police arrived, they could not locate the driver, and the homeowners were not on the premises at the time.
“That was very fortunate, because the car appears to have landed in one of the bedrooms,” said Salt Lake City Police Lt. Carlos Valencia. It turns out that the car that crashed into the home had fled from Utah Highway Patrol earlier in the evening. Police did not know why the car fled. They say that the car jumped the curb near the house, then jumped some retention walls, and crash-landed inside one of the bedrooms. The bed in the room was flipped by the car.
While this may seem like a freak accident, it could have been much worse. If someone had been in that room at the time, they could have sustained serious injuries or have been killed.
How often do accidents happen here?
In and around Salt Lake City, there are many occurrences each year of careless and negligent drivers causing serious crashes. During the latest reporting year in Utah, there were over 62,000 vehicle crashes. Out of those, there were:
- 26,738 injuries
- 281 deaths
There are various reasons for these crashes, and the main four causes of crashes over the latest four-year period in the state include:
- Unrestrained occupants
- Drunk drivers
- Failure to yield
- Distracted driver
Let us help you get through this
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, please seek legal assistance today. At the Jardine Law Offices P.C., we are going to get to work investigating what happened in your crash. Our qualified and experienced team will work to secure the compensation you need, including:
- All of your medical expenses related to the crash
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent driver