Salt Lake City, UT (June 13, 2022) – On Monday, June 13th, a collision between a passenger vehicle and a big rig caused injuries as well as damage to a power pole in the westbound lanes of Interstate 215 in Salt Lake City. The incident led to the closure of multiple lanes of travel across various highways.
According to the Utah Department of Transportation, some closures lasted as long as five hours.
The crash occurred when a disabled vehicle sitting on the shoulder of the interstate in the area of 2300 North was side-swiped by a passing big rig. The impact caused the truck operator to lose control of his vehicle and crash into a power pole, knocking loose several power lines in the process.
The occupants of the disabled vehicle sustained unspecified, non-critical injuries.
The truck operator was unharmed during the incident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motor vehicle crashes commonly leave their victims with severe, debilitating, and even potentially fatal injuries. The most common types of injuries that are often the result of a Utah car accident include things such as:
- Injuries to the Head and Back: Back injuries are a relatively normal byproduct of auto collisions and can vary from spinal cord damage and nerve damage to paralysis and death. Crash victims might also encounter numbness, tingling, or pain in their hands, legs, feet, and arms for the remainder of their lives.
A head injury is one of the more critical collision-related injuries. Vehicle occupants, even ones who are wearing their seat belts properly, can smack their heads on the dashboard or the steering column, or be struck in the face with an airbag as it deploys. The extreme force of the blast can cause whiplash, concussions, and other, far more serious damage, such as traumatic brain injury. Victims might be subjected to a decrease in their cognitive abilities, disorientation, h loss of or damage to their vision, and loss of or damage to their hearing.
- Injuries to the Neck and Chest: Whiplash is the most notorious and most common vehicle crash injury. Whiplash is caused by the sudden and extreme back and forth motion of the neck and/or head, causing tearing, straining, and other injuries to the ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The severity of a whiplash injury can vary wildly from relatively trivial to quite extreme. In some cases, victims undergo vocal cord paralysis following an incident.
A collapsed or punctured lung, severe internal bleeding, cracked ribs, and damage to internal organs are a few other serious injuries that can sometimes be caused by vehicle collisions.
A practiced attorney will be able to advise you on whether or not your case is being treated fairly. With decades of experience to back them, you can feel confident that your Utah victim injury lawyer is working to find proof that supports your version of the events, and a compelling legal narrative is being created that will help you achieve your financial and physical ideals.
After being harmed in a vehicle accident that you did not cause, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule an appointment for a complimentary case review and find out how we can help you.
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