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Salt Lake City, UT (June 13, 2022) – A rollover accident caused injuries to at least one occupant of one of the involved vehicles in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 13th. 

The accident took place at about 12:05 p.m. on the ramp connecting the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 to the southbound lanes of Interstate 215 near the airport.  

The impact caused a truck involved in the crash to roll and come to an uncontrolled stop with its wheels in the air. 

The Utah Highway Patrol and first responders shut down the far lefthand lane as they attended to the injured victims. 

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

Vehicle Rollovers in Utah

Rollover accidents usually leave their victims with serious injuries, including:  

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Damage to the spinal cord
  • Injuries to the back and neck
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Death
  • Paralysis

The severe nature of the above-listed injuries almost always leaves victims with expensive medical bills, an extended recovery period during which they are unable to work, and, in extreme cases, permanent disabilities that could demand a lifetime of care.  

Auto manufacturers are fully aware that some of the cars and trucks they build are top-heavy, giving them a high center of gravity. This makes them prone to rolling over during accidents and certain other scenarios. In many instances, rollovers are the result of tire blowouts. 

In other situations, a vehicle’s high center of gravity, a badly designed suspension system, and brakes insufficient for its size can contribute to or cause a rollover accident. 

In a rollover collision, a vehicle flips over on its roof or side. Rollover accidents often take place when a driver overcorrects after dodging something in the roadway or because of a sudden, unexpected stop. Rollover accidents can also be caused by problems with the vehicle’s tires.

Let our attorneys oversee the intricacies of the legal process while you concentrate on healing. If you were injured due to negligence, contact our vehicle collision attorneys in Utah at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation.

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