Salt Lake City, UT (February 12, 2022) – Emergency medics and police officers both responded to reports of an accident involving a tractor-trailer on Saturday, February 12th.
The accident happened at about 8:55 a.m. on the 5600 West bridge over Interstate 80 in Salt Lake City.
Paramedics transported at least one injured victim for immediate evaluation and medical treatment. They assessed everyone else involved in the collision and rendered any vital medical care.
No further details pertaining to the accident or the extent of any injuries have been published.
This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
The Utah Highway Safety Office reported that, in 2001, 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.
Vehicle accidents are the number one cause of critical injuries and accidental deaths in Utah. The most common factors associated with these deadly crashes are drivers who failed to stay in their proper lane (35%), drivers and passengers who are not buckled up (34%), and speeding (42%).
When a collision caused by another motorist’s negligence causes harm to other people, the injured victims need to seek legal guidance from a personal injury attorney in Salt Lake City. Whenever somebody is hurt and another person is the cause, they are qualified to obtain compensation for their losses.
The Salt Lake City personal injury lawyers at Jardine Law Offices P. C., make sure that our clients receive justice. We do everything we can to ensure that our clients collect the maximum amount of compensation supported by their claims.
If you were injured in a car accident because of another person’s actions, contact our Utah truck accident attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free claim evaluation to see how we can help you.
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