Salt Lake City, UT (August 13, 2021) – Troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol have been released after a semi-truck and passenger car collided on a busy Salt Lake City highway Thursday morning, August 12.
Officers say the accident happened around 9:00 a.m. on the southbound side of Interstate 15 near 400 South. Around that time, the driver of a passenger vehicle lost control and spun out in front of a semi-truck, officials with the Utah Department of Public Safety reported.
The semi rolled onto its side as a result of the impact. The driver of the car sustained only minor injuries, but the truck’s driver suffered serious injuries and was transported to an area medical center.
Troopers are investigating the incident and say that another vehicle may have been involved that possibly clipped the first car, causing the driver to lose control.
Officers have asked anyone with information to contact the UHP or Salt Lake City Police Department.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Between 1992 and 2002, the number of tractor-trailers involved in deadly collisions has seen a 10% increase caused mainly by preventable circumstances such as driver fatigue, unsafe truck operation, oversized and unbalanced payloads, and faulty equipment. Accidents involving oversized commercial trucks are also subject to the same causative factors as other vehicles, including driver fatigue, drunk driving, driver error, equipment malfunction, and insufficient maintenance.
When victims are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a skilled and knowledgeable truck accident attorney in Salt Lake City as soon as possible. When victims are harmed in collisions, through no fault of their own, they are often able to obtain compensation from wrongdoers to alleviate the financial costs they face for medical treatment, lost wages, property repairs, and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages.
At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Utah personal injury attorneys fight aggressively to ensure our clients get the justice they rightfully deserve. Our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys review the circumstances surrounding each client’s case to personalize our advice and determine the most appropriate course of action.
We put together solid legal claims with tailored actions for each client, allowing us to leverage strong claims against defendants while demanding full and fair compensation for the victims involved in these tragic accidents.
Our team pays keen attention to detail and we strive to do everything in our power to get our clients the maximum amount of compensation available for their claims. We believe that victims and their families are entitled to move forward in the best position possible and recover stress-free after a crash.
If you have been injured in a car accident that’s occurred as a result of another person’s reckless actions, please contact our Salt Lake personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation today. Reach out to our skilled legal team to see how we can help you in your time of need.
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