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Orem, UT (October 10, 2022) – One person died during a two-vehicle collision on the southbound side of Interstate 15 in Orem on Sunday, October 9th. 

According to local sources, a Volkswagen and a Nissan were involved in a rear-end crash in the area of 2000 South at about 3:30 a.m.  

The impact caused the drivers of both vehicles to lose control and spin hundreds of feet down the interstate before smashing into a concrete barrier on the righthand side of the roadway. 

Witnesses reported seeing the Volkswagen’s driver exit his vehicle, ask for help, and then collapse to the ground. 

The Utah Highway Patrol originally stated that the man was in critical condition but later updated that statement to say he died at the scene.  

The driver of the Nissan sustained non-critical injuries. 

Troopers are looking into impairment as a potential cause of the incident.

The area remained closed until 9:30 a.m. while an investigation was conducted. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

Drivers Under the Influence in Utah

Some of the most common injuries the victims of Utah drunk driving accidents sustain include:

Broken Bones

Broken bones vary in their severity. A broken bone can encompass anything from a hairline fracture to a compound fracture where the bone is protruding through the skin. Although broken bones eventually heal, it can take some victims a long time to fully recover.

Traumatic Brain Injury

When people think of head injuries, they often imagine something simple such as dizziness and headaches. There are cases, however, when these symptoms indicate something much more serious, like a traumatic brain injury. In order to ensure that a TBI is properly identified, a professional medical diagnosis is required.  

Burn Injuries

In some circumstances, a vehicle crash can lead to a fire. Vehicle fires often cause collision victims to sustain serious burn injuries and even asphyxiation. 

Crush Injuries

A crush injury occurs when a part of the body is trapped in the wreckage from a crash. A medical team needs to quickly extricate you in order to prevent the crush injury from becoming increasingly severe.  

Just like any other personal injury case, victims are entitled to financial compensation from the responsible party. They will, however, have to prove that the driver’s neglect was responsible for their accident. 

This means that after an accident involving a drunk driver, you need to seek medical care immediately. Automobile collisions usually cause their victims to experience critical injuries. In addition, you can make your injuries worse by refusing medical attention. 

In this situation, the best thing you can do is to consent to an exam by the emergency medical services team even if you are not showing any obvious indications of physical injuries.

If you were hurt due to someone’s irresponsible driving, contact our Utah drunk driving injury lawyers by calling 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case review.  

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.