Lehi, UT (September 27, 2022) – A total of six people sustained injuries during a multi-vehicle crash on Saturday, September 24th in Lehi.
A representative of the Lehi Police Department said that, at about 6:00 p.m., five vehicles were stopped at a red light on Center Street, waiting to turn east onto Timpanogos Highway when a sixth vehicle, driving at full speed, crashed into the rear of the fifth stopped car, forcing it to slam into the back of the fourth stopped vehicle.
The chain reaction continued, with each struck vehicle hitting the car in front of it.
According to officials, there was a litany of limb injuries, back injuries, and head injuries. Although a detailed list was not available, it was confirmed that a total of six people were hospitalized, including one who was airlifted.
As of now, detectives are still gathering information, waiting on toxicology reports, and determining if excess speed was a factor.
It is not yet known if charges will be filed.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
As motorists traverse Utah’s many highways and roadways, there are many basic actions they can take to keep themselves and those in their vehicle safe, such as always making sure they are properly restrained, obeying all applicable road signage and driving laws, and always paying attention to the task at hand.
Unfortunately, as reflected in crash statistics studied by the Utah Department of Public Safety, traffic accidents throughout the state are causing an increasingly higher number of victim injuries and deaths with every passing year.
In 2020, more than 53,000 automobile accidents took place in Salt Lake County alone. These collisions caused some form of injury to more than 16,000 victims. In that same year, about 270 people were killed in vehicle collisions throughout the United States.
Some of the most common causes of Utah traffic accidents include:
- Road rage/Aggressive driving or offensive driving
- Drugged or drunk driving /Driving while under the influence
- Driving while fatigued/Driving while excessively tired
- Not obeying the speed limit
After being injured in a car crash that was not your fault, contact a Utah personal injury attorney from Jardine Law Offices P.C. by calling (801) 350-3506 to schedule a complimentary review of your case and see how we can help you.
Our victim injury lawyers can help you obtain the justice you want and the economic recovery you deserve. Based on the events leading up to your crash, you might be entitled to significant compensation for your medical costs, lost income, pain, suffering, and other losses.
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