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Parowan, UT (May 25, 2022) – Three people were taken to various area hospitals on Tuesday, May 24th after the vehicle in which they were riding overturned on Interstate 15.

The accident, which involved a 2015 Jeep Latitude, took place at about 8:00 a.m. in the interstate’s southbound lanes just outside of Parowan, near milepost 78.  

An officer from the Utah Highway Patrol said the vehicle first left the roadway which caused the driver to overcorrect. The Jeep then slammed into the slanted concrete ramp under the overpass and flipped at least one time before coming to an uncontrolled stop on its side on a grassy berm near the right shoulder.

The driver was thrown from the vehicle. All three occupants of the overturned car were taken to hospitals.  

The adult male driver was transported by ambulance to Parowan’s airport. From there, he was flown to St. George Regional Hospital in serious condition by an Intermountain Life Flight helicopter. 

The other two adult occupants of the vehicle were transferred by ambulance to Cedar City Hospital for immediate medical evaluation and treatment.  

The cause of the incident is still under investigation.

UHP said the trio was coming from Colorado and had been driving all night, so fatigue may have played a role. Impairment is also being considered. 

The car took heavy damage and needed to be towed. 

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

Vehicle Rollovers in Utah

One of the scariest and most violent kinds of vehicle collisions is one that causes a vehicle to flip over. Crashes involving overturned vehicles are very different from other kinds of crashes that leave the vehicles involved right-side up.  There are many factors that could possibly play a role when a vehicle rollover happens, each of which greatly raises the probability of serious injuries. 

Velocity is the speed of an object in a given direction and it is a huge factor in rollover crashes because irrespective of the impact’s origin, it has to be strong enough to make the vehicle overcome the engineering safeguards put in place by the vehicle manufacturers to cause the vehicle to roll.  

A rolling automobile also poses a threat to others.  A rolling automobile can run into other vehicles, structures, pedestrians, cyclists, or utility poles. They are also able to block traffic and flinging debris into the other traffic lanes. After the car comes to an uncontrolled stop, responders at or near the area can be struck by oncoming traffic attempting to circumvent the wreckage.

Vehicle rollover collisions can be complex in terms of sorting out liability and require the proficiency of a competent and experienced lawyer who has the resources to adequately investigate the event and secure full and fair compensation for your losses.

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.

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