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Grantsville, UT (March 02, 2022) – The westbound lanes of Interstate 80 were closed down for almost a whole day after an accident involving a Utah Highway Patrol trooper near Grantsville.

The accident, which took place near milepost 85, occurred when a state trooper pulled over a tractor-trailer on the side of the interstate. Another semi tried to change out of the righthand lane to give the trooper space but neglected to notice a car in its blind spot. The truck driver over-corrected, causing the vehicle to sideswipe the first truck as well as the trooper’s SUV.

The force of the impact pushed the truck off of the roadway and caused it to overturn and the attached cab to go on fire.  The car the second semi attempted to avoid also crashed, injuring the man and woman inside.

Witnesses of the accident managed to extract the trooper and the occupants of the other car from their vehicles.  

All three victims were in stable condition when they were transported to local hospitals. 

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

Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Utah

Following an accident involving a tractor-trailer, most victims face a long road to recovery. This can include rigorous physical therapy and ongoing medical treatments. This means that your medical bills are constantly increasing along with associated losses such as lost income due to being unable to work. 

Unfortunately, a lot of victims panic and agree to the first settlement they are offered without considering the trajectory of their future expenses and without knowing the full extent of their injuries. This leaves them to pay for everything else out of pocket.

Obtaining legal representation from an experienced Utah tractor-trailer accident attorney who understands how to determine what expenses you may face in the future will give you your best chance at receiving full and fair financial compensation.  

Grantsville Truck Accident Lawyers

When a collision caused by another motorist’s negligence causes harm to other people, the injured victims need to seek legal guidance from a personal injury attorney in Grantsville. Whenever somebody is hurt and another person is the cause, they are qualified to obtain compensation for their losses.

The Grantsville truck accident lawyers at Jardine Law Offices P. C., make sure that our clients receive justice. We do everything we can to ensure that our clients collect the maximum amount of compensation supported by their claims. 

If you were injured in a car accident because of another person’s actions, contact our Utah truck accident 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.