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Bluffdale, UT (May 27, 2022) – Utah Highway Patrol and fire crews responded to the scene of a collision involving an undetermined number of vehicles on Friday, May 27th.

The accident took place at about 3:00 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 in the area of Point of the Mountain in Bluffdale. As a result of the crash, the three lefthand lanes of the interstate were obstructed for several hours.  

Emergency Medical Technicians were dispatched to the scene. Upon their arrival, they transferred at least one person by ambulance to a local medical facility for additional medical care.  

The severity of any injuries has not been disclosed.

This accident is under police investigation.

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

Common Injuries Caused by Utah Car Accidents

Car accidents often leave their victims with severe, debilitating, and even life-threatening injuries. Some injuries that commonly occur as a result of Utah car accidents include: 

  • Injuries to the Back and Head: Back injuries are a common consequence of car accidents and may lead to herniated discs, paralysis, or nerve damage. Victims can also experience permanent numbness, tingling, or pain in their legs or arms. 

Head injuries are one of the most serious accident-related injuries. Drivers that are wearing their seat belts can hit their heads against dashboards, steering columns, and even a deployed airbag. The extreme force of these impacts can cause concussions and other, more critical forms of brain injury. Victims could experience the effects of cognition changes, mental confusion, a loss of hearing, changes to their vision, or loss of eyesight.

  • Chest and Neck Injuries: Whiplash is not only the single most common but also the most well-known kind of car accident injury. It is the result of the sharp and sudden movement of the head or neck causing damage to the ligaments and muscles. Whiplash injuries vary from fairly inconsequential to extremely severe. In some cases, crash victims can even undergo vocal cord paralysis after an accident. 

Blunt force trauma also affects the chest, and victims who have pre-existing cardiac issues can go into cardiac arrest. Collapsed or punctured lungs, broken ribs, internal organ damage, and internal bleeding are also injury scenarios that frequently follow serious car accidents.

  • Other Kinds of Injuries: Collision victims can also receive injuries to their legs, arms, feet, or hands. Extremity injuries include torn ligaments like the ACL, broken or fractured bones, and even amputation and bisection. Some of these injuries can lead to permanent disabilities and a decreased quality of life. They can also be fatal. 

Additionally, accident victims can also experience psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder or emotional anguish. Fatal collisions that cause the death of a family member can cause serious emotional trauma that demands counseling.

When you are injured in a car accident in Utah, you file a claim against your own Personal Injury Protection policy first. It is very possible, however, that PIP coverage will simply not be enough to compensate you for the full extent of your damages. When this happens, you can look to the other driver’s liability coverage for financial compensation. In Utah, you can only file a claim against a negligent driver’s auto insurance policy if your medical costs surpass the $3,000 statutory threshold.

After being injured in a vehicle accident that was not your fault, contact our Utah car accident lawyers at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free review of your case and find out what we can do for you.

Notes: The details and information utilized to create this post were gathered through the use of secondary sources. The details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by the writing staff at Jardine Law Offices. These sources include but are not limited to newspaper stories, local news sources, local and state police reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Farmington and Salt Lake City, Utah. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact us right away so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed, please let us know and we will remove it as soon as possible. 

Disclaimers: The attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have worked hard through the years to build a solid business reputation in the community. We write about these serious incidents to bring awareness about the dangers associated with driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being involved in a serious accident themselves. This story is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not taken from the scene of this accident.