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Posted On May, 26, 2022 By Accident News

Murray, UT (May 25, 2022) – Troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol and first responders were dispatched to the scene of a collision involving five vehicles that caused the closure of two lanes of Interstate 215 on Wednesday, May 25th. 

The accident took place at about 4:35 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the interstate near the State Street exit in Murray.

Emergency Medical Technicians responded to the scene. Upon their arrival, they provided aid to some of the victims at the scene and transferred at least one patient by ambulance to an area hospital for further medical care.  

The severity of any injuries has not been disclosed.

This accident is under active police review.

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

Statistics for Vehicle Collisions in Utah

As highlighted by data reviewed by the Utah Department of Public Safety, vehicle crashes across the state cause more and more deaths every year. In 2020 alone, more than  53,000 motor vehicle collisions took place in Salt Lake County. These collisions resulted in some kind of injury to more than 16,000 people. In that same year, about 270 people were killed in vehicle collisions throughout the United States.

Some of the most frequent sources of Utah car crashes include things like:

  • Aggressive driving or offensive driving/Road rage
  • Driving while under the influence/Drugged or drunk driving  
  • Driving while excessively tired/Driving while fatigued
  • Not following the posted speed limit

In many cases, the victims of these events are motorcycle riders, bicyclists, or pedestrians.

As you travel up and down Utah’s highways and roadways, there are simple actions you are able to take to keep yourself and those in your vehicle safe, like always making sure you have your seat belt on, observing all relevant driving laws and road signage, and always focusing on your driving and being mindful of your surroundings. Never get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle when you are tired and keep your newspaper, mobile phone, and other distractions out of reach so you are not tempted by distractions and become a danger to yourself and those around you.  

Our victim injury lawyers can help you obtain the justice you want and the economic recovery you deserve. Based on the events leading up to your crash, you might be entitled to significant compensation for your medical costs, lost income, pain, suffering, and other losses.

After being injured in a car crash that was not your doing, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a complimentary review of your case and 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.