Kanarraville, UT (April 23, 2022) – Two deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are in the hospital after their patrol car was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer in Washington County.
The accident took place at about 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 23rd as the deputies were responding to another crash.
Officials said that the deputies were called to assist the Utah Highway Patrol with an accident that blocked one lane of Interstate 15, near the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center.
The marked sheriff’s vehicle was in the lane of the closure awaiting a tow truck when a tractor-trailer entered the closed lane and stuck the cop car.
The deputies were taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital in non-critical condition.
They said distracted or drowsy driving may have been a contributing factor.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Between 1992 and 2002, the number of tractor-trailers involved in deadly collisions has seen a 10% increase caused mainly by preventable circumstances such as driver fatigue, unsafe truck operation, oversized and unbalanced payloads, and faulty equipment.
Accidents involving oversized commercial trucks are also subject to the same causative factors as other vehicles, including driver fatigue, drunk driving, driver error, equipment malfunction, and insufficient maintenance.
Tractor-trailer accidents that are frequently caused by company and/or operator negligence include overloaded or overweight trailers, defective truck parts, inadequate or no maintenance, insufficient driver training, speeding, or other illegal driving habits, especially when coupled with bad weather or road conditions.
Drivers who are fatigued from being overworked are more likely to make miscalculations and other errors of judgment.
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 Kanarraville. Whenever somebody is hurt and another person is the cause, they are qualified to obtain compensation for their losses.
The Kanarraville personal injury 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.
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