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Posted On Dec, 11, 2020 By Accident News

Riverton, UT (December 10, 2020) –  An intoxicated driver is presumed to have played a role in a car accident that left two people critically injured in the city of Riverton on Wednesday, December 9th. 

Police at the accident scene stated that at about 9:30 p.m., a driver ran the red light at the intersection of Mountain View Corridor and 12600 South, causing a broadside accident with a car that was already in the intersection.

The driver of the offending car, a 35-year-old male, sustained critical injuries. He was airlifted by medical helicopter to an area trauma center for emergency medical treatment. 

His passenger, a 30-year-old woman, also suffered critical injuries. She was transported via ambulance to a local hospital.  

The driver of the other car, a 20-year-old woman, was also taken to an area hospital. Officers indicated that she was in fair condition.  

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

Intersection Accidents in Riverton

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 though all kinds of accidents can happen in an intersection, by far the most extreme is a broadside collision. Often referred to as being T-boned, these dangerous accidents take place when the front end of one car crashes into the side of another. T-bone and other side-impact accidents caused the deaths of 1,770 vehicle occupants in 2017. 

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 crash attorney in Salt Lake City as soon as possible. When victims are harmed in collisions, through no fault of their own, they are often able to obtain compensation from wrongdoers to alleviate the financial costs they face for medical treatment, lost wages, property repairs, and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages.

At Jardine Law Offices P.C., our Utah 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 clients’ cases to determine the most appropriate course of action. We put together solid legal claims that we leverage against defendants while demanding full and fair compensation for victims. Our team has pays keen attention to detail and we strive to do everything in our power to get our clients the maximum amount of compensation available for their claims so they can move forward in the best position possible to reach their goals in recovery. If you have been injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our personal injury attorneys at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see 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 P.C. 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 P.C. 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.