Virgin River Gorge, UT – Woman Standing On Shoulder Of I-15 Struck By Tractor-Trailer Near State Border

Virgin River Gorge, UT (May 07, 2021) – On Wednesday, May 5th, police officers responded to a crash scene where a driver was lucky to be alive after being sideswiped by a tractor-trailer as she stepped out of her disabled vehicle.

The accident took place at about 3:40 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 near the Arizona/Utah border.

Upon their arrival, troopers located a badly injured woman, who appeared to be in her early 20s, lying on the ground about 50 feet away from the car. She had extensive road rash on her hands and arms, a large laceration on the back of her head, swelling to her face, leg and ankle injuries, a fractured foot, multiple contusions, and was bleeding heavily.  

She was able to explain that she and her boyfriend were traveling together when their car ran out of gas and came to a stop in the middle of the interstate. As she attempted to exit the vehicle, presumably to push it onto the shoulder, she was hit by a tractor-trailer. The impact threw her more than 30 feet.

A trooper reported finding a few large, broken lug nuts at the scene that appeared to be from the wheel of a tractor-trailer, along with paint transfer on the side of the victim’s car.

She was transported to St. George Regional Hospital for emergency medical treatment for multiple injuries. She was also found to have head trauma, a collapsed lung, and a concussion. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Following an accident involving a tractor-trailer, most victims face a long road to recovery. This can include rigorous physical therapy and ongoing medical treatments. This means that your medical bills are constantly increasing along with associated losses such as lost income due to being unable to work. 

Unfortunately, a lot of victims panic and agree to the first settlement they are offered without considering the trajectory of their future expenses and without knowing the full extent of their injuries. This leaves them to pay for everything else out of pocket.

Obtaining legal representation from an experienced Utah tractor-trailer accident attorney who understands how to determine what expenses you may face in the future will give you your best chance at receiving full and fair financial compensation.  

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 wrongdoers to alleviate the financial costs they face for medical treatment, lost wages, property repairs, and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages.

At Jardine Law Offices P.C. P. C., our Utah personal injury attorneys fight aggressively to ensure our clients get the justice 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. 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 ourUtah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.

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