Draper, UT (September 28, 2022) – According to officials with the Utah Highway Patrol, a driver and passenger are both at large after fleeing a traffic stop on Interstate 15 and causing a multi-vehicle crash that left three people injured on Saturday, September 24th.
The initial incident occurred at about 10:25 p.m. on the interstate’s southbound side near the off-ramp for 12300 South in Draper when a state trooper tried to pull a vehicle over for driving without headlights. The driver pulled off the roadway but then quickly accelerated and took off.
Due to the potential dangers to other drivers, the trooper did not give chase. The driver of the fleeing vehicle, which had since been determined to be stolen, crashed into three other vehicles just a short while later on Bangerter Highway.
All three occupants of the struck vehicles were transported with injuries that are believed to be non-critical.
The two occupants of the stolen vehicle then fled the scene on foot and have yet to be captured.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Hit-and-run collisions almost always present unique challenges not present in other kinds of car accidents.
A practiced vehicle injury lawyer is often the best ally a victim or their family can have. If you or a relative sustained a significant personal injury during a hit-and-run crash in Utah, the lawyers at Jardine Law Offices can make a difference.
Along with worrying about your recovery and the complications that come with expensive but necessary healthcare, the pursuit of a faceless, nameless driver will be a major concern.
As police do their best to find the hit-and-run driver, they will most likely have many other pressing investigations that they consider a priority. Those affected by a hit-and-run accident may find it advantageous to avail themselves of a private investigator and their unique skill set.
If you were hurt due to another person’s actions, contact a vehicle collision lawyer from Jardine Law Offices by calling (801) 350-3506 to schedule a complimentary assessment of your case.
If the hit-and-run driver can’t be found, the injured party or a member of their family might have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. These benefits can offer desperately-needed compensation for medical bills and the replacement of lost income.
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