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Murray, UT (June 28, 2022) – A Utah Highway Patrol trooper and two civilians were injured when a car swerved onto the shoulder of Interstate 215 and struck a patrol car on Tuesday, June 28th. 

The incident took place in the eastbound lanes of the interstate in the area of 900 West. 

According to sources, the trooper pulled a vehicle over for the purpose of conducting a traffic stop on the roadside. He was parked behind the pulled-over vehicle and was sitting in his cruiser, writing a citation. 

At that time, another vehicle veered off the interstate and into the righthand shoulder where the cited driver and trooper were stopped.

The third vehicle crashed into the back of the cruiser, causing heavy damage to the vehicle. The force of the impact pushed the squad car into the rear of the car that had been pulled over.

The driver of each of the three vehicles sustained non-critical injuries.  

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

Statistics for Motor Vehicle Accidents in Utah

The state of Utah is home to more than three million people, all of whom live, play, work, and raise families. Sadly, as beautiful as our state is, it is also a hotspot for automobile accidents. A lot of these accidents end in serious injury or even fatalities for those involved. 

When you are driving on Utah’s roadways, you can take steps to keep yourself and your family as safe as possible by always wearing a seat belt, following all applicable road signs and traffic, and always being aware of your surroundings. Never get behind the wheel when you are tired and keep your cell phone and other distractions out of sight or out of reach so they do not endanger you, your passengers, or those on the road around you.

Regardless of how meticulous and mindful you are, it is not possible for you to predict or prevent events that are caused by another person’s negligence. If you are injured in a collision that you did not cause, we suggest that you speak with a skilled Utah personal injury attorney as soon as you possibly can.  

As reflected in statistics issued by the Utah Department of Public Safety, car accidents in Utah have resulted in an increasing number of deaths. In 2020, over 53,000 vehicle collisions took place in Salt Lake City alone, leaving over 16,000 people with some degree of injury. In that same year, almost 270 people died in car accidents across the city. 

A few of the most frequent causes of Utah car accidents include:

  • Drivers who are
  • Drivers who are drunk, drugged, or otherwise under the influence
  • Drivers who are fatigued
  • Driving over the speed limit

In many instances, accidents involve cyclists, pedestrians, or motorcyclists.   

The personal injury lawyers at Jardine Law Offices can help you get the justice you want and the financial compensation you deserve. Depending on the circumstances of your crash, you may be entitled to recovery for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and a lot more.  

After being hurt in a car accident that was not your fault, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a complimentary case review and learn 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.