Hurricane, UT (August 03, 2021) – On Tuesday, August 3rd, a collision involving five vehicles was caused by a driver who failed to stop in time to avoid crashing into multiple vehicles on State Route 9.
This accident, which put two people in the hospital and left several vehicles completely totaled, took place at about 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of State Route 9 and North 3700 West in Hurricane.
Hurricane Police Officers stated that preliminary reports led them to believe that there was a driver trapped inside of his Ford Thunderbird. Upon their arrival, responders discovered a Toyota pick-up truck balancing on top of the Thunderbird. It was also partially wedged on top of a charcoal-colored passenger car.
The driver of the Thunderbird required extrication by fire crews. After he was freed from the wreckage, he was transported by paramedics to St. George Regional Hospital for evaluation and treatment.
A passenger in one of the other vehicles was also injured and transported to hospital by ambulance.
The accident initially obstructed the intersection as the vehicles came to a stop in the middle of the roadway.
At the time of the crash, there were four westbound vehicles all stopped at a red light at the intersection of State Route 9 and 3700 West, with the Toyota bringing up the rear.
That is when the Thunderbird crashed into the Toyota with enough force to push the truck into the passenger car in front of it, while the Thunderbird was crushed underneath the truck, starting a chain reaction accident, as the impact propelled each of the vehicles forward into the vehicle in front of it.
The impact also left debris scattered across the roadway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
An automobile accident happens every 10 minutes in Utah. Every 23 minutes, someone sustains a significant crash-related injury, and every 36 hours, someone is killed during one of these accidents.
Vehicle collisions have a disastrous impact on Utah residents. They are also one of the main causes of accidental deaths across the state. As reported by the Utah Highway Safety Office, there were 52,287 car accidents in Utah in 2012, which caused injuries to 22,325 victims and the deaths of 243 more. 2012 was also the year with the lowest rate of vehicular fatalities since 1974.
Serious car accidents are the number one cause of critical injuries and accidental deaths in the state of Utah. The most common factors associated with these fatal crashes are drivers who failed to stay in their proper lane (35%), drivers and passengers who are not buckled up (34%), and speeding (42%).
Anytime someone is harmed due to another driver’s negligence, they are legally permitted to collect financial remuneration from the liable party in order to reduce the economic hardships brought on by hospital bills, lost wages, property damage, and many other losses.
At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Utah personal injury attorneys make certain that our clients receive justice. We do everything in our power to make it possible for our clients to receive the maximum amount of compensation possible for their claims. When injuries result from auto crashes due to the recklessness of other motorists, victims need legal advice from a reputable car accident attorney in Salt Lake City.
If you were injured in an accident because of another driver’s actions, talk to our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.
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