South Salt Lake, UT (June 13, 2022) – A high-speed highway accident resulted in injuries in South Salt Lake on Monday, June 13th.
According to reports, the incident took place at about 8:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 near the eastbound lanes of the Interstate 80 interchange.
Paramedics responded to the area to provide medical care to at least one patient who was transported in unknown condition.
Police are still investigating the cause of the collision.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Utah is home to more than three million people, all of whom live, work, play, and raise families. Unfortunately, as scenic as our state is, it is also a hotspot for motor vehicle accidents. Many of these accidents cause severe injuries or even death for those involved.
As indicated by data issued by the Utah Department of Public Safety, vehicle accidents in Utah are causing an ever-increasing number of deaths. In 2020, more than 53,000 vehicle crashes took place just in Salt Lake City, leaving more than 16,000 victims with some form of injury. In that same year, nearly 270 people were killed in car accidents throughout the city.
Some of the most frequent causes of car accidents in Utah include:
- Drivers who are
- Drivers who are drunk, drugged, or otherwise under the influence
- Drivers who are fatigued
- Driving over the speed limit
In many instances, these incidents involve motorcyclists, pedestrians, or those on bicycles.
When you are driving on Utah’s roadways, you can take steps to keep yourself and your family as safe as possible by always wearing a seat belt, following all applicable road signs and traffic, and always being aware of your surroundings. Never get behind the wheel when you are tired and keep your cell phone and other distractions out of sight or out of reach so they do not endanger you, your passengers, or those on the road around you.
After being hurt in a car accident that was not your fault, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a complimentary case review and learn how we can help you
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