Strawberry, UT (September 27, 2022) – A woman is dead and a man is critically injured following a collision on US-40 near mile marker 40, on Monday, September 26th.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a driver was turning into the westbound lanes of US-40 from the Strawberry Marina, in the area of Starvation Reservoir, when their car was T-boned by an eastbound tanker truck at about 5:00 p.m.
The driver of the car, identified only as an adult female, was pronounced at the scene. Her male passenger was transported by medical helicopter to a regional trauma center in critical condition.
The tanker operator was unharmed during the incident.
Both directions of US-40 were closed until after 8:00 p.m.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
All types of accidents can take place at an intersection. One of the most serious, however, is a broadside collision. More commonly known as being T-boned, these dangerous impacts take place when the front end of one vehicle makes contact with the side of another. T-bone and other side-impact collisions resulted in 1,770 fatalities in 2017.
In that same year, Utah’s 58 fatal intersection accidents constituted 21.2% of its car accident-related deaths, marking a 6.5% drop when compared to 2016.
As cited in an in-depth study directed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2,307,000 car accidents took place at intersections in 2008, accounting for 40% of all motor vehicle accidents nationwide.
This indicates that almost half of the nation’s car crashes occur at intersections.
If you were injured in an accident because of another person’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free claim evaluation to see how we can help you.
AtJardine Law Offices P.C. P. C., our personal injury attorneys ensure that our clients get justice. We do everything possible for our clients to collect the maximum amount of compensation allowed for their claims.
When injuries take place in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, victims need to seek legal counsel from a car accident attorney in Utah. Whenever someone is injured and another person is the cause, they are qualified to obtain compensation for their losses.
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