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South Salt Lake, UT (October 29, 2022) – Police and EMTs from South Salt Lake responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on a highway overpass on Saturday, October 29th.  

The crash happened at about 7:05 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the 3900 South overpass over Interstate 15. The events leading up to the incident have not been released. 

EMTs arrived on the scene and rendered medical aid to injured patients. At least one was taken to an area hospital for further care.  

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

Car Accidents in Utah

Car accidents are a distressing fact of life in Utah but that doesn’t mean they are not avoidable or that no one is at fault. In truth, nearly 100% of Utah vehicle accidents are preventable because they are caused by a driver’s negligent conduct. F 

It is not unusual for injuries arising from car crashes to take several hours or even several days to manifest. Even a minor collision can lead to serious injuries. This is just one of the reasons you should have a Utah personal injury attorney on your side. 

Some car accident injuries that tend to appear well after the fact include:

Traumatic Brain Injury

There are some forms of brain injuries that can cause lifelong difficulties. One of the more severe injuries you can sustain during a car crash is a traumatic brain injury. This type of injury can happen when you hit your head on the window, dashboard, or steering wheel. Some examples of TBIs include concussions, cerebral hemorrhages, and skull fractures. 

If you received a traumatic brain injury, you need to follow your doctor’s orders. Then, reach out to a Utah car accident lawyer for help. 

Mental Health Problems

Many people completely discount the mental health problems that surface after a crash even though they can be very serious. For instance, some people develop post-traumatic stress disorder after a crash. This could make it extremely hard for them to cope with the stress of driving a car day after day, which will adversely impact their daily lives. 

If you feel you need professional mental help after being involved in a Utah car accident, speak with your primary care physician. The bedrock of mental health treatment is often therapy. 

Car accidents can happen at any time, anywhere. This is why it is vital to make safety your top priority every time you get behind the wheel. Sadly, not every other driver is going to do the same, meaning accidents can occur when you least expect them. 

After being injured in a vehicle accident you did not cause, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule an appointment for a complimentary case review and find out 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.