Cedar City, UT (September 30, 2022) – A driver is in the hospital trying to recover from a rear-end crash on State Route 56 on Thursday, September 29th in Cedar City.
The collision took place at about 12:30 p.m. in the area of Cross Hollow Road and SR-56 when three eastbound vehicles, a Jeep SUV, a tractor-trailer, and a Kia compact SUV, were involved in a chain-reaction accident.
The driver of the Kia, an adult female, was taken by ambulance to Cedar City Hospital for treatment of non-critical injuries. According to onlookers, it appeared as though she sustained trauma to her head.
No one else was injured during the impact. Both of the smaller vehicles had to be towed from the scene.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car accidents can take place at any time, anywhere. This is why it is essential to make safety your number one priority every time you get behind the wheel. Unfortunately, not every other driver is going to do the same, meaning accidents can occur when you least expect them. It is not uncommon for injuries resulting from car accidents to take several hours or even several days to become apparent, and even a minor accident can cause severe injuries. This is just one of the reasons you need a Utah personal injury lawyer from Jardine Law Offices P.C. on your side.
Some car accident injuries that commonly manifest well after the fact include:
Traumatic Brain Injury
One of the more severe injuries you can sustain during a car crash is a traumatic brain injury. TBIs happen when you take a sharp blow to the head. Some examples of TBIs include concussions, cerebral hemorrhages, and skull fractures. This type of injury can happen when you hit your head on the window, dashboard, or steering wheel. There are some forms of brain injuries that can cause lifelong difficulties. If you received a traumatic brain injury, you need to follow your doctor’s orders. Then, reach out to a Cedar City car accident lawyer for help.
Mental Health Issues
Many people disregard the mental health problems that can arise after a vehicle collision even though they can be quite serious. For instance, some people develop post-traumatic stress disorder after a crash. This could make it extremely hard for them to cope with the stress of driving a car day after day, which will adversely impact their daily lives. If you feel you need professional mental help after being involved in a Utah car accident, speak with your primary care physician. The bedrock of mental health treatment is often therapy.
Car accidents are a regrettable fact of life in Utah but that does not mean they are not preventable or that no one is to blame. In fact, almost 100% of Utah car accidents are avoidable because they stem from driver negligence.
After being injured in a vehicle accident 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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