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Garden City, UT (May 22, 2022) – A tractor-trailer crashed in a town near the Idaho-Utah border on Tuesday, May 17th after failing to successfully negotiate the T-intersection at Bear Lake Boulevard and U.S. Highway 89 just outside of Garden City.

At about 6:00 a.m., the tractor-trailer was traveling toward Garden City from Logan Canyon when, according to an officer from the Utah Highway Patrol, a possible brake malfunction resulted in an accident. 

The truck operator said that his brakes were working fine near the runaway ramp, a $3.4 million cable system situated about a mile from the intersection, but they suddenly felt soft and spongy a half-mile down the road. An official on the scene confirmed that those are common characteristics of overheated brake pads.

The truck, which was transporting roughly 40,000 pounds of bottled water, attempted to make a lefthand turn at the intersection, but the truck rolled on its side and slid to an uncontrolled stop without hitting any buildings in the area. Earlier crashes at the same intersection have resulted in serious damage to roadside businesses.

Only minor injuries were reported during the incident. This accident marked at least the sixth one of its kind at the intersection in the last several years.

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

Defective Products in Utah

A defective product or dangerous product is any product that, either because of defects in its labeling, design, or manufacturing, or due to poor judgment, inadequate training, malicious intent, or simple human error, results in damage to property or causes the injury or death of an individual. Any commercially available product that has the potential to be dangerous, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vehicle components or parts, sports equipment, exercise gear, baby cribs, children’s toys, food, defibrillators, and more.

When products are poorly made or poorly designed, they can cause injuries and death to consumers, but these defects can originate from different places. Utah product liability laws recognize three types of product defects. Depending on your specific situation, you may be eligible to bring a product liability lawsuit against the distributor, wholesaler, designer, or manufacturer.

In a product liability case, victims are not required to prove that a company knowingly and purposefully unleashed a dangerous or defective product onto the unsuspecting public. They are only required to prove that the product presents a risk when it is used in an appropriate manner for its intended purpose. By working with engineers and other industry professionals, our product liability attorneys can pinpoint the exact defect that caused your injuries and start constructing a strong claim.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident caused by a dangerous or defective product, reach out to our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a no-obligation, confidential review of your potential product liability claim.

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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.