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Saltair, UT (September 25, 2022) – On Sunday, September 25th, a motor vehicle accident left at least one person with injuries in Saltair. 

The collision occurred at about 5:25 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in the area of mile marker 105.5, just outside of Saltair. Police have indicated that inclement weather may have played a role in the crash.  

Emergency Medical Technicians and Utah Highway Patrol Troopers were requested at the scene. At least one person was transported by EMTs to an area hospital with injuries. 

The cause of this accident is under investigation.

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

Car Accidents in Utah

Driving while distracted is the leading cause of auto crashes. Law enforcement has pointed out that the issue of distracted driving is a much larger problem than statistics show.  

Common types of distracted driving include:

  • Making phone calls and sending texts  
  • Drinking, eating, personal grooming
  • Programming your GPS or stereo
  • Sleep deprivation

Additionally, data has shown that teen drivers are more likely to be involved in auto accidents. Although the number of car accidents involving teenage drivers is fairly consistent year-round, the total number of fatalities almost doubles in May and June.

Driving too fast is one of the top three causes of car accidents, along with drunk driving and distracted driving. Over 11,000 crashes involving speeding drivers took place within the state in 2016, cutting short more than 100 lives. 

To make sure that you are driving your car as safely as possible, always follow the speed limit and take road and traffic conditions into account.

If you sustained an injury in a car crash that you didn’t cause, contact a Utah personal injury lawyer from Jardine Law Offices by calling (801) 350-3506 to schedule a no-obligation 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.