Provo, UT (November 18, 2021) – A fatal accident caused the deaths of a young child and an elderly man on Thursday, November 18th in Provo.
Officers responded to the scene in the 600th block of West Lakeview Parkway at about 2:30 p.m. The head-on accident involved two pick-up trucks. The collision caused one of the trucks to go on fire. A citizen responded quickly and extinguished it.
One of the deceased was a 75-year-old man from one of the vehicles. The other was a 5-year old child from the other.
The Provo Fire Department assisted multiple people who were trapped inside their cars.
The Provo Police Traffic Team is currently investigating the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Head-on car accidents are a serious form of accident. They usually force their survivors to endure catastrophic injuries, and sometimes even fatalities. Head-on collisions can occur when a driver fails to keep control of their vehicle. This may be the result of distracted, speeding, or drunk drivers.
Whenever a driver plows into oncoming traffic, the odds of a fatal head-on collision are high. These types of accidents are more violent than other two-car crashes. Collision data shows that these wrong-way crashes have a 60% fatality rate. Even though these accidents only make up about 2% of all annual traffic crashes in the state, they are responsible for nearly 10% of all yearly crash fatalities.
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 can grasp the physics behind your accident and the legal nuances that apply to it.
At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Provo 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 Provo 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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