Salt Lake City, UT (December 17, 2020) – The driver of a passenger vehicle died during a collision with a tractor-trailer at the intersection of 300 South and 5600 West in Salt Lake City.
Law enforcement responded to reports of a serious head-on collision at about 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16th.
The driver of the passenger vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the tractor-trailer sustained mild injuries during the accident died at the scene.
This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
In 2001, The Utah Highway Safety Office published that more than 2,880 tractor-trailers involved accidents took place. Over 800 of these truck accidents caused injuries to those involved and another 36 ended in a fatality. 2010 saw a radical increase in those numbers, with over 500,000 tractor-trailer collisions taking place during the year. These accidents left more than 100,000 people with critical injuries, and about 5000 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.
Utah truck accident attorneys Joseph Jardine and Peter Goodall at Jardine Law Offices P.C. are 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 drunk 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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