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Salt Lake City, UT (November 2, 2022) – A traffic accident closed the westbound lane of a roadway in Salt Lake on the evening of October 31. Shortly before 6:00 p.m., police and other emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of the wreck in order to render aid and investigate. 

According to reports, the incident occurred on Interstate 80 at 2800 East. Sources said the wreck involved three semi-trucks and happened for reasons still being investigated. The Utah Department of Transportation advised local drivers to use I-215 as an alternative route while the crash scene was occupied by responders. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and other responders were seen rendering aid at the crash scene. Currently, the number of injured parties has not been reported. A possible fuel leak may have happened at the scene due to one of the trucks carrying a load of fuel. 

Authorities in Salt Lake continue to investigate. 

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

Utah Truck Crashes

The duty of care truck drivers possess is tremendous when it comes to transporting hazardous and heavy payloads. They are often subject to methodical and rigorous training so they can successfully learn the anatomy of their truck as well as the safest way to transport the goods they haul. 

The healing process that follows a truck crash injury usually takes months or longer depending on how severe the injury was. Some common forms of driver negligence often displayed by truck drivers include: 

  • Fatigue
  • Distraction
  • Speeding
  • Truck defects
  • Intoxicated driving

Truck operators are believed to be more safe and more responsible drivers than the average person. This is true in theory. Unfortunately, many people still sustain severe injuries or even lose their lives in truck accidents in Utah due to the irresponsibility of drivers. 

If you or someone you love sustained injuries in a truck crash, according to the law, you are owed financial compensation and other damages. Our truck crash lawyers in Utah will look over your police report, investigate the accident/driver involved, and seek out any witnesses in order to build a working understanding of the accident and how your injuries occurred. 

Contact Jardine Law Offices at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation and learn how we can help you recover. The truck crash lawyers in Salt Lake at Jardine Law Offices P.C., work diligently to make sure our clients get the justice and compensation they deserve by securing them full and fair financial compensation for their injuries and losses. 

Notes: The details and information utilized to create this post were gathered through the use of secondary sources. The details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by the writing staff at Jardine Law Offices. These sources include but are not limited to newspaper stories, local news sources, local and state police reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Farmington and Salt Lake City, Utah. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact us right away so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed, please let us know and we will remove it as soon as possible. 

Disclaimers: The attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have worked hard through the years to build a solid business reputation in the community. We write about these serious incidents to bring awareness about the dangers associated with driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being involved in a serious accident themselves. This story is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not taken from the scene of this accident.