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Parleys Canyon, UT (May 09, 2022) – A driver is recovering in the hospital after a collision caused his vehicle to overturn on Interstate 80 just outside of parleys Canyon on Monday, May 9th. 

According to a witness, the crash took place at about 7:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the interstate near the exit leading to East Canyon at milepost 132. 

Light snow was falling when the accident occurred and the pavement was slick from ice.

After the collision, a passenger van left the righthand side of the roadway, flipped onto the driver’s side, and crashed into the side of a cliff

Both vehicles were totaled following the crash.

A bystander pulled over and attempted to extricate the driver of the van, however, access to the victim was blocked by the passenger-side airbag which had deployed. Access to the driver’s side was blocked by the mountain.

When the victim was finally extricated, he was reportedly stumbling and visibly shaken and bloodied, but alert.  

Rescue crews on the scene transported the injured party to an area hospital for immediate medical treatment of unknown injuries.

The cause of the crash has not been determined.

There was no word on any other injuries.

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

Vehicle Accidents in Utah

Motor vehicle accidents take place every day in Utah. The most common causes of these accidents include:

    • Speeding: Driving excessively fast is a leading cause of fatal Utah car accidents. More than 11,000 speeding-related collisions took place across the state in 2016 resulting in over 100 deaths. To make sure you are operating your vehicle as safely as possible, always observe the speed limit and take into account traffic and road conditions. 
    • Distracted Drivers: In Utah, distracted driving is the primary cause of motor vehicle accidents. Police have indicated that the issue of distracted driving is far more widespread than records indicate because drivers are naturally reluctant to admit they were not paying attention to the roadway and the difficulties inherent in determining the cause of a crash. Some examples of inattentive driving include:
        • Making phone calls or sending texts while driving 
        • Drinking or eating while driving
        • Fiddling with the Sat Nav or radio
        • Being fatigued
    • Teenage Drivers: Data has shown that teenage drivers are much more likely to be involved in a traffic accident. Although the total number of vehicle accidents involving juvenile drivers remains fairly consistent throughout the year, the number of fatal collisions almost doubles between May and June.
    • Weekend Traffic: The enormous number of vehicles on Utah’s roadways contributes considerably to Utah’s car accident rate. During the summer, Saturdays are the most dangerous time to drive, specifically from the afternoon into the early evening.   
    • Being Improperly Restrained: Seat belts really do save lives, but many Utah residents still can’t be bothered. Drivers who were not buckled when their accident took place comprised 50% of all car accident fatalities in the summer of 2016. in half of the fatal car accidents between June and August of 2016. Passengers and drivers who are not properly restrained are 25 times more likely to die in a crash.   

After being hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case assessment 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. 

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