Salt Lake City, UT (November 4, 2022) – Officers with the Salt Lake City Police Department responded to the scene of a traffic incident on Friday morning that resulted in injuries. On November 4, officers were dispatched to the site of a traffic crash on Interstate 80.
According to reports, a man became angry at a ticket agent at the Salt Lake City International Airport. As a result, the man carjacked two vehicles and tried to steal two more. While leaving the airport, he crashed one of the vehicles into a second vehicle at the intersection of 900 West and 2100 South. The man then made a U-turn and crashed into a second vehicle. While passing through the area of 2860 South West Temple, he nearly missed striking another vehicle.
As the 20-year-old man fled down Interstate 80, in a Dodge Durango, he caused five crashes along the roadway while heading up to Parley’s Canyon.
Two people involved in at least one of the accidents were injured. The victims were transported to local hospitals for emergency medical care.
Two Summit County Sheriff deputies were called to the scene of the accident and removed the man from a stolen vehicle at around 6:15 a.m. and took him into police custody.
The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
We hope the victims who were hurt in this accident recover quickly.
Car accidents are unfortunately common in Utah. While some crashes may only result in property damage, others can cause serious injuries to the people involved. Some of the most common injuries that occur as a result of car accidents include spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and internal organ injuries.
Spinal cord injuries can be incredibly difficult to overcome. When the spinal cord is damaged, a person can lose feeling and movement in parts of their body below the level of the injury. In severe cases, a spinal cord injury can even lead to paralysis.
Broken bones are also common in car accidents, especially in high-speed collisions. The force of the impact can cause bones to break or shatter. Common fractures that occur in car accidents include broken ribs, collarbones, and legs.
Internal organ injuries typically occur when blunt force trauma hits the chest or abdomen. This type of force can cause organs to rupture or bleed internally. Organ damage can be very serious and even life-threatening if not treated promptly.
After suffering debilitating injuries in an accident, a Salt Lake City car accident lawyer can help you pursue legal action against the person who is responsible. Following a crash, you may be able to recover financial compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost earnings various other costs and losses in case following your crash.
Our Salt Lake City personal injury lawyers at Jardine Law Offices are here to help you get justice. Our team will aggressively pursue legal action against the driver who is at fault for your accident. We will demand compensation to cover all of the damages that you face. We will fight to ensure you are able to get justice and that the person who is responsible for all of your pain and suffering is held accountable. Schedule a consultation today by reaching out to our law firm at 801-350-3506.
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