Salt Lake City, UT (July 03, 2022) – Two people are in the hospital in serious condition following a four-vehicle collision on Saturday, July 2nd at an intersection in Salt Lake City.
The incident took place in the area of 1400 West and 1000 North.
Police said a total of three people sustained injuries: two serious, and one minor.
Officials said that both speed and driver impairment are believed to be factors in the crash.
The intersection was temporarily shut down while police investigated.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
As emphasized by data studied by the Utah Department of Public Safety, vehicle crashes across the state continue to cause more and more victim deaths each and every year. In 2020 alone, over 53,000 motor vehicle crashes took place just in Salt Lake County. These crashes caused some form of injury to over 16,000 victims. In that same year, about 270 people were killed in vehicle collisions throughout the United States.
Some of the most frequent sources of Utah car crashes include things like:
- Aggressive driving or offensive driving/Road rage
- Driving while under the influence/Drugged or drunk driving
- Driving while excessively tired/Driving while fatigued
- Not following the posted speed limit
In many cases, the victims of these events are motorcycle riders, bicyclists, or pedestrians.
As you travel up and down Utah’s highways and roadways, there are simple actions you are able to take to keep yourself and those in your vehicle safe, like always making sure you have your seat belt on, observing all relevant driving laws and road signage, and always focusing on your driving and being mindful of your surroundings. Never get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle when you are tired and keep your newspaper, mobile phone, and other distractions out of reach so you are not tempted by distractions and become a danger to yourself and those around you.
The victim injury lawyers at Jardine Law Offices P.C. can help you obtain the justice you want and the economic recovery you deserve. Based on the events leading up to your crash, you might be entitled to significant compensation for your medical costs, lost income, pain, suffering, and other losses.
After being injured in a car crash that was not your doing, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a complimentary review of your case and see how we can help you.
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