Salt Lake City, UT (October 08, 2020) – One person was killed on Tuesday, October 6th when their car slid under the rear-end of a tractor-trailer traveling along California Avenue near Interstate 215.
According to an official from the Salt Lake City Police department, the incident took place underneath an overpass near the intersection of South 2000 West and 1300 South at around 5:30 a.m.
At this time, no information concerning the identity of the deceased victim has been released.
This accident remains under investigation by local law enforcement officers.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
The Utah Highway Safety Office reported that, in 2001, there a total of 2, 884 accidents involving tractor-trailers took place. 824 of these accidents resulted in victim injuries and an additional 36 were responsible for victim fatalities. 2010 saw a drastic increase in those totals, with more than 500,000 tractor-trailer accidents occurring throughout the year. These collisions left upwards of 100,000 victims suffering from critical injuries, and approximately 5000 victims dead.
Although it is true that no amount of money can ever make us feel whole again after losing a loved one due to the careless and negligent actions of other motorists, families find that having the financial resources necessary to cover medical treatment, lost earnings, funeral costs, and other expenses they endure after losing loved ones is helpful.
When families lose loved ones in accidents as a result of another driver’s negligence, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a qualified and responsive Salt Lake City wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Families may be entitled to compensation to help them move forward after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one.
Utah car accident attorneys Joseph Jardine and Peter Goodall at Jardine Law Offices, PC is committed to helping families move forward in the best way imaginable after enduring the sudden loss of a loved one as a result of negligence.
Our attorneys provide trusted and compassionate representation to ensure families are able to get the justice they deserve from those who cause them unimaginable harm. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a truck driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in Salt Lake City at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss options available for you.
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