St. George, UT (June 30, 2022) – A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Riverside Drive and River Road caused injuries and traffic delays on Thursday, June 29th in St. George.
The incident, which took place at about 12:00 p.m., involved a Dodge pick-up truck and a Toyota RAV4 SUV.
An officer from the St. George Police Department said that the driver of the Toyota was in the lefthand turn lane on Riverside Drive when he failed to yield on a left-turn yellow signal and pulled out in front of the Dodge, which was traveling straight through the intersection.
The driver received abrasions to his face and head, along with several other injuries. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
The driver of the Toyota was cited for failure to yield. The drivers were the sole occupants of their respective vehicles.
Traffic was impacted for roughly an hour while the scene was cleared.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motor vehicle crashes commonly leave their victims with severe, debilitating, and even potentially fatal injuries.
Whiplash is the most common crash injury. Whiplash is caused by a sudden back and forth movement of the head and/or neck, causing tears, strains, and other injuries to the tendons, ligaments, and muscles. A punctured or collapsed lung, internal bleeding, cracked ribs, and damage to vital organs are a few other serious injuries that can sometimes be caused by vehicle collisions.
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 hit 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, damage to or loss of their vision, and damage to or loss of their hearing.
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 the Utah personal injury attorneys at the Jardine Law Offices P.C. by calling (801) 350-3506 to schedule an appointment for a complimentary case review and find out how we can help you.
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