Heber City, UT (August 4, 2021) – In Heber City, one person was killed and multiple others were injured after a driver crashed into two vehicles on Sunday, August 1.
The deadly accident reportedly took place on UT-189 near 3000 South. Local sources revealed that a gray GMC SUV was headed southbound on the highway when the driver crossed the centerline into northbound traffic. The vehicle sideswiped a Ford pickup truck and collided head-on with a Volvo SUV.
The driver of the GMC sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by responding officials. A total of five other involved parties sustained injuries in the collision. At this time, the identities of the victims have not been provided.
An ongoing investigation is underway.
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.
The danger of fatality in a head-on collision is quite high. With a death rate of over 58%, these types of collisions are among the most dangerous on the road. Although they account for just 2% of all reported vehicle accidents, head-on collisions account for more than 10% of all road deaths each year. The majority of these incidents are caused by careless or inattentive drivers who swerve into opposing traffic lanes. When a motorist merges into opposing traffic, he or she runs the danger of hitting head-on with another vehicle, which can be deadly even at moderate speeds.
With more fatal incidents occurring each year, car accidents are the top cause of death and serious injuries in the United States, and the chance of suffering catastrophic injuries in a collision is more than you would believe. Even in non-fatal collisions, the resultant injuries can be life-altering, leaving victims with high medical expenses and an inability to work to meet the expenditures.
Innocent victims may be rapidly overwhelmed by these terrible financial and emotional circumstances. After a catastrophic automobile accident, making sure you obtain the compensation you need to make a full recovery is important, which is why injured parties should contact a skilled Salt Lake City wrongful death attorney to optimize their chances of a successful personal injury claim.
If wounded victims believe a careless driver is to blame for their injuries, they should contact a Utah car accident attorney right away. Only an experienced personal injury lawyer in Utah can guide you through the personal injury claim procedure and guarantee that your case is treated fairly, which is very hard to do on your own.
Big insurance companies will do everything they can to limit your just compensation, but we don’t want you to feel pressured. Jardine Law Offices has assisted numerous victims who have been wounded in an automobile accident in obtaining fair settlements, and we can put our years of expertise to work for you.
If you have been wrongfully harmed in a major automobile crash, call a personal injury lawyer in Salt Lake City now at 813-305-7285 to discover how we can assist.
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