Cedar City, UT – Drowsy Driver Causes Head-On Crash, Injuries On SR-56

Cedar City, UT (July 06, 2022) – Two vehicles collided in a head-on accident on State Route 56 in Cedar City on Wednesday, July 6th. According to police, the collision was caused by a sleepy driver who drifted into oncoming traffic. 

The incident took place at about 7:45 a.m. on SR-56 in the area of 5300 West when an eastbound Ford Focus and a westbound Subaru Forester SUV, each with an adult male driver as their sole occupant collided head-on. 

The driver of the Ford nodded off, drifted into oncoming traffic, and crashed into the Subaru Forester. 

The driver of the Subaru was taken by Gold Cross Ambulance personnel to an area medical facility for treatment of non-critical injuries. 

The driver of the Ford was unharmed during the impact but did receive a citation for improper lane travel. 

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

Wrong-way collision survivors are often catastrophically injured. These crashes can occur when a driver fails to maintain control of their vehicle. This can be the result of drunk, distracted, or speeding drivers. 

When a person drives into oncoming traffic, the chances of a deadly wrong-way crash are high. These types of collisions are more damaging than most other two-vehicle crashes. Crash statistics indicate that these head-on crashes have a 60% mortality rate. Even though these accidents only account for around 2% of all annual automobile crashes in the state, they cause about 10% of all annual crash fatalities.  

AtJardine Law Offices P.C. P. C., our 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. 

If you are filing a personal injury claim after a wrong-way crash, it is essential that you secure legal representation from an experienced lawyer who knows the physics behind your accident and the legal nuances that apply to it.

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.

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