Salt Lake City, UT (February 24, 2021) – An accident involving a tractor-trailer took place at the intersection of 700 South and 6400 West in Clearfield on Wednesday, February 24th.
Police officers reported to the scene of the incident at about 5:00 p.m. Upon their arrival, they discovered that a tractor-trailer carrying hazardous materials had rolled over in the roadway.
Emergency responders and a HAZMAT crew were both dispatched to the site. Paramedics evaluated everyone involved in the accident and provided medical treatment or transportation to the injured victims.
Emergency responders worked with officers to close down the area in order to investigate and to remove crash debris from the roadway.
This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
In many accidents where hazardous materials are involved, first responders are unfamiliar with the appropriate measures that must be taken to safely handle this kind of accident. In addition to being inefficient, this also creates a dangerous situation for both the truck operator and the responders themselves as multiple mistakes can be made when the maintenance and operation of a tractor-trailer are inadequately supervised.
State and federal governments are responsible for the safety of the transportation of hazardous materials. Recently, both policymakers re-evaluated the successfulness of current laws, primarily because of safety concerns surrounding the shipping of these dangerous substances.
If failure to abide by the regulations that control safety and compliance where hazardous materials are involved, you have legal options available to you.
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 car 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 of our clients’ cases to determine the most appropriate course of action.
We put together solid legal claims that we leverage against defendants while demanding full and fair compensation for victims. 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 so they can move forward in the best position possible to reach their goals in recovery.
If you have been injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.
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