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Davis Co, UT (September 28, 2022) – A two-vehicle crash on the northbound side of Interstate 15 obstructed several lanes of travel and left one person with injuries on Monday, September 26th in Davis County.  

The accident happened at about 11:00 a.m. when an unloaded tractor-trailer rear-ended an unloaded box truck.  

The truck driver sustained non-critical injuries and was taken to a local medical facility for treatment.  

The roadway was closed until almost 2:00 p.m. for road cleanup and investigation. 

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

Commercial Truck Accidents in Utah

People often think that, in a commercial trucking accident, the truck driver must be at fault, which isn’t always true.   

Commercial trucking crashes happen more often than people realize. Accidents involving these enormous transportation vehicles usually result in destruction and upheaval, leaving their victims with comparatively enormous hospital bills and a life that has been turned upside-down.

There are many different factors that can play a role in a commercial trucking accident. The owner of the truck, vehicle or parts designer or manufacturer, cargo loading company, maintenance contractor, government agency, or even the trucking company itself might be liable for a commercial trucking accident. 

Other factors in commercial trucking accidents include:

  • Drowsy Driving: Although unadvisable, truck operators often drive for long hours including overnight. Driving while fatigued or sleep-deprived has a direct effect on drivers’ attention spans and decision-making abilities and can result in serious accidents while they are out on the roadway.
  • Mechanical Failure: There are many cases when a part fails to function the way it was meant to. A defective truck part, like faulty brakes, can easily lead to a truck accident. For this reason, it is important that tractor-trailers be subjected to routine maintenance by a qualified professional before it is driven on the roadway. 
  • Operator Error: Accidents stemming from operator error are quite common. Just like the driver of a passenger vehicle, truck operators can make accident-causing mistakes behind the wheel. These errors can be the result of driving too fast, reckless or unlawful driving behaviors, driver distractions, and many other reasons.

In these and other scenarios, injured victims may be able to hold the negligent party liable for their injuries.

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

The Salt Lake City tractor-trailer collision attorneys at Jardine Law Offices P. C., work diligently to ensure their clients see justice done by effectively securing the full amount of compensation as supported by their claims. 

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.