St. George, UT (June 26, 2022) – A four-door pick-up truck involved in a crash on State Route18 at about 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 26th caught fire, resulting in the closure of all lanes of traffic in the area of The Ledges of St. George as the collision and fire were investigated.
According to St. George Police, the incident involved a male occupant who was ejected from the truck as it overturned several times. The truck then caught fire and became fully engulfed.
Some brush by the roadside was ignited and St. George Fire Department was dispatched to douse the flames.
The man was transported to St. George Regional Hospital in serious condition.
Accident reconstruction was on the scene to determine if impairment or speed played a role in the incident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Vehicle manufacturers have long been aware that some of the automobiles they produce have a high center of gravity because they are top-heavy and, therefore, prone to rolling over during accidents and certain other scenarios. In many instances, rollovers are the result of tire blowouts.
In other situations, a vehicle’s high center of gravity, a badly designed suspension system, and brakes insufficient for its size can contribute to or cause a rollover accident. In a rollover collision, a vehicle flips over on its roof or side. Rollover accidents often take place when a driver overcorrects after dodging something in the roadway or because of a sudden, unexpected stop. Rollover accidents can also be caused by problems with the vehicle’s tires.
If you were injured as a passenger in a rollover crash, the law entitles you to financial compensation for your injuries. This is true even if the driver is a good friend, coworker, or member of your household.
With a rollover injury attorney from Jardine Law Offices P.C. on your side, you can expect us to:
- Schedule a prompt doctor’s appointment for you even if you don’t think you were injured or you have no medical insurance
- Make sure all of your medical bills are paid
- Include missed wages due to time missed at work in your compensation
- Get your vehicle replaced or repaired
- Schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon if you were disfigured or sustained any permanent scarring
- Schedule a consultation with a psychologist for the treatment of any psychological issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, that resulted from the crash
- Arrange Life Care Planning and Assistance for any permanent disabilities
Rollover accidents usually leave their victims with serious injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Damage to the spinal cord
- Injuries to the back and neck
- Broken or fractured bones
The severe nature of the above-listed injuries almost always leaves victims with expensive medical bills, an extended recovery period during which they are unable to work, and, in extreme cases, permanent disabilities that could demand a lifetime of care.
Let the attorneys at Jardine Law Offices P.C. oversee the intricacies of the legal process while you concentrate on healing. If you were injured due to negligence, contact our vehicle collision attorneys in Utah at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation.
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