Provo, UT (February 04, 2022) – A mother, her three children, and another driver were all hospitalized after a car accident on Thursday, February 3rd.
Police said the crash took place at about 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of State Street and East Lakeview Parkway when a vehicle heading westbound on Lakeview Parkway made a lefthand turn and collided with a van traveling southbound on State Street.
One of the cars was carrying a mother and her three children. The mother had to be extricated from the vehicle by fire crews. She and her children were taken to a nearby hospital.
The driver of the van was another woman. She was transported to a hospital by a family member.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
As stated in an in-depth study directed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2,307,000 car accidents took place at intersections in 2008, accounting for 40% of all motor vehicle accidents nationwide. This indicates that almost half of the nation’s car crashes occur in intersections.
In that same year, Utah’s 58 fatal intersection accidents constituted 21.2% of its car accident-related deaths, denoting a 6.5% reduction when compared to 2016.
Even without design flaws, like obscured street signage or potholes, intersections present unique hazards for drivers in Utah. There are often several drivers, bicycle riders, and/or pedestrians traveling at different speeds in different directions, and some intersections have up to six lanes all coming together. Intersection accidents, even at slow speeds, are capable of causing serious and potentially life-threatening injuries.
When injuries happen in a collision caused by another motorist’s negligence, victims need to seek legal counsel from a car accident attorney in Provo. Whenever somebody is hurt and another person is the cause, they are qualified to obtain compensation for their losses.
At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Provo personal injury lawyers see to it that our clients get justice. We do everything possible for our clients to collect the maximum amount of compensation allowed for their claims.
If you were injured in an accident because of another person’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free claim evaluation to see how we can help you.
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