Kamas, UT – Driver, Dog Killed In Vehicle Rollover On E. Weber Canyon Rd

Kamas, UT (July 21, 2022) – A driver and his dog died during an early morning rollover accident in Summit County on Wednesday, July 20th. 

According to the sheriff’s office, a construction worker discovered the wrecked vehicle in the 4300th block of East Weber Canyon Road at about 6:00 a.m. and immediately notified authorities. 

Upon their arrival, deputies found a 39-year-old man and his dog dead inside the car.

Unconfirmed reports are considering that the driver was struck by another vehicle, causing it to go airborne over the river and land on its roof. 

No other possible causes have been released.  

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Car accidents in which vehicles overturn cause serious injuries to the vehicle occupants. They are also a serious threat to those nearby. A rolling vehicle can crash into other vehicles, people, or even buildings. The most common causes of rollover accidents include:

    • Being Improperly Restrained: Seat belts really do save lives, but many Utah residents still can’t be bothered. Drivers who were not buckled when their accident took place comprised 50% of all car accident fatalities in the summer of 2016. in half of the fatal car accidents between June and August of 2016. Passengers and drivers who are not properly restrained are 25 times more likely to die in a crash.   
  • Speeding: Driving excessively fast is a leading cause of fatal Utah car accidents. More than 11,000 speeding-related collisions took place across the state in 2016 resulting in over 100 deaths. To make sure you are operating your vehicle as safely as possible, always observe the speed limit and take into account traffic and road conditions. 
  • Distracted Drivers: In Utah, distracted driving is the primary cause of motor vehicle accidents. Police have indicated that the issue of distracted driving is far more widespread than records indicate because drivers are naturally reluctant to admit they were not paying attention to the roadway and the difficulties inherent in determining the cause of a crash. 

After being hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, contact a personal injury attorney from Jardine Law Offices P.C. at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case assessment and learn how we can help you.

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