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Salt Lake City, UT (May 15, 2022) – One person sustained critical injuries when an accident caused their vehicle to overturn on Saturday, May 14th in Salt Lake City. 

The incident took place at about 2:00 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in the area of the exit for Wright Brothers Drive.  

According to a spokesperson with the Utah Highway Patrol, an adult female of undetermined age was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

UHP is investigating the cause of this collision. 

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

Injury Accidents in Utah

Vehicle collisions frequently leave victims with devastating, severe, and even potentially deadly injuries. Common kinds of injuries that are often caused by Utah car accidents include: 

  • Head and Back Injuries: Back injuries are a fairly standard outcome of car accidents and can bring about nerve damage, spinal cord damage, or paralysis. Collision victims may also experience tingling, pain, or numbness in their extremities for the rest of their lives.

A head injury is one of the most serious crash-related injuries. Vehicle occupants who are properly restrained could smash their heads on the dashboard, a deployed airbag, or even the steering column. The violent force of the blow can incite concussions and other, much more serious damage, synch as a traumatic brain injury. Victims could be subjected to a reduction in their cognitive capabilities, disorientation, hearing loss or damage, and loss of or damage to their vision.

  • Chest and Neck Injuries: Whiplash is the most infamous and most typical vehicle accident injury. Whiplash is the result of a sudden and intense back and forth movement of the head and/or neck causing tearing and other injuries to the muscles and ligaments. Whiplash exists in varying degrees ranging from fairly inconsequential to extremely serious. In certain cases, victims encounter vocal cord paralysis after an accident. 

Another common car accident injury is blunt force trauma. When exerted on the chest of a victim with a pre-existing heart condition, it can send them into cardiac arrest. Collapsed or punctured lungs, internal bleeding, broken ribs, and internal organ damage are other serious injuries that sometimes arise from serious vehicle accidents.

  • Other Kinds of Injuries: Crash victims often endure injuries to their feet, hands, legs, or arms. Extremity injuries commonly include torn ligaments, like the ACL, broken or fractured bones, and even amputation and bisection. Most of these injuries will leave victims permanently handicapped and lower their quality of life.  

A seasoned lawyer can advise you on whether or not your claim is being handled fairly. With decades of experience behind them, you can feel certain that proof that supports your side of the story is being collected and an effective legal strategy is being developed that will help you achieve your physical and monetary goals.

After being hurt in a car accident that was not your fault, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a complimentary case review and learn how we can help you.

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.