West Valley City, UT – Tractor-Trailer Jackknifes On I-215 Near Bangerter Hwy, Causes Injuries

West Valley City, UT (September 14, 2022) – A collision involving a tractor-trailer shut down the northbound lanes of Interstate 215 as well as the southbound lanes leading to Interstate 80 on Wednesday, September 14th in West Valley City. 

The Utah Department of Public Safety reported that, at about 1:00 p.m., a tractor-trailer with an empty trailer was heading northbound on I-215 when the operator lost control of the vehicle on the wet roadway while merging at the I-80 junction. The truck jackknifed and struck a concrete barrier. 

A passenger vehicle that was directly behind the truck was unable to avoid crashing into the back of the trailer, causing its occupants to sustain non-critical injuries. 

The impact caused the truck’s fuel tank to leak and HAZMAT crews were requested to the scene. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

During the ten years leading up to 2002, the number of semi-trucks involved in serious accidents increased by 10%; an upsurge due primarily to avoidable circumstances like being too tired to drive safely, driving a truck in a dangerous manner, oversized or unbalanced freight, and faulty parts.  

The representation of a skilled semi-truck accident attorney in Utah who knows how to determine the expenditures you can expect to make in the coming months is your best chance at securing the compensation you are entitled to.

The Salt Lake City semi-truck crash lawyers at Jardine Law Offices P.C. P. C., work hard to make sure their clients see justice done by doing whatever is necessary to secure the full amount of compensation as supported by their claims. 

Sadly, most semi-truck crash victims panic and concede to the first settlement they are offered without giving thought to their possible future medical expenses and, oftentimes, without having received their final medical diagnosis. This common mistake leaves victims to cover the not-inconsiderable remaining costs out of pocket.

If you were hurt in a truck crash, contact our Utah truck accident attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free claim evaluation and find out how we can help you.

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