Newton, UT (February 09, 2022) – A two-vehicle accident that took place at about 8:00 a.m. in Newton on Wednesday, February 9th put one man in the hospital in serious condition.
According to sources, a 22-year-old man from Cornish was heading westbound on State Route 142 in a Buick Regal when it and a Dodge pick-up truck collided head-on with one another.
The driver of the Buick was trapped inside the car and had to be extricated by first responders. He was then med flighted to an area hospital in serious condition.
The driver of the Dodge, a 32-year-old woman from Clarkston, sustained non-critical injuries. She was also taken to an area hospital. There was no sign of driver impairment and police did not find any evidence of alcohol or drugs in either vehicle.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
When a motorist drives into oncoming traffic, the odds of a deadly head-on crash are high. These types of accidents are more damaging than other two-vehicle crashes. Crash statistics indicate that these head-on crashes have a 60% fatality rate. Even though these accidents only account for about 2% of all annual automobile crashes in the state, they cause about 10% of all annual crash fatalities.
Survivors of head-on collisions often endure catastrophic injuries. These crashes can occur when a driver cannot or does not maintain control of their vehicle. This can be the result of drunk, distracted, or speeding drivers.
If you are considering filing a personal injury claim after a head-on crash, it is essential that you secure legal representation from an experienced attorney who knows the physics behind your accident and the legal nuances that apply to it.
At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Newton personal injury attorneys fight aggressively to ensure our clients get the justice they rightfully deserve. Our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys review the circumstances surrounding each of our client’s cases to determine the most appropriate course of action.
When victims are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a skilled and knowledgeable car accident lawyer in Newton as soon as possible.
If you have been injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact 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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