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Emery, UT (February 19, 2022) – One person was killed and four more were left with critical injuries after a pick-up truck hit several elk on Saturday, February 19th.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the accident took place at about 5:35 a.m. on Interstate 70 when a pick-up occupied by a driver and four passengers collided with multiple elk that were in the roadway.  

One of the occupants was ejected and died by the time emergency responders arrived on the scene.

Two medical helicopters were dispatched to transport the four remaining victims to regional hospitals, prompting the closure of the westbound lanes for over two hours.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Passenger Injuries in Utah

In Utah, a passenger can’t be held responsible for the negligent actions that resulted in an accident. This means that passengers who are injured in car accidents are often eligible to seek financial compensation from the at-fault driver. It is important, however, that they work with a lawyer who knows the most effective ways to successfully investigate all potential avenues of monetary recovery. 

If your auto accident was due to another’s misconduct or negligence, then you are entitled to file a claim for all your crash-related damages.

Emery Personal Injury Attorneys

When injuries happen in a collision caused by another motorist’s negligence, victims need to seek legal counsel from a car accident attorney in Emery. Whenever somebody is hurt and another person is the cause, they are qualified to obtain compensation for their losses.

At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Emery personal injury lawyers see to it that our clients get justice. We do everything possible for our clients to collect the maximum amount of compensation allowed for their claims. 

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.

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.