South Salt Lake, UT (January 06, 2022) – A car accident on Thursday, January 6th left one man dead and a woman in critical condition at the intersection of 3300 South and 700 East in South Salt Lake.
The details of the accident have not been released and the cause is still under investigation.
Both drivers were transported to area hospitals in critical condition. One of them, a 34-year-old male, died a short while later.
The woman is still in listed critical condition.
The Critical Accident Response Team is assisting with the investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
In 2015, roughly 300 people died in Utah car accidents, signifying the state’s highest rate of fatal car accidents in almost a decade. A spokesperson from the Utah Highway Patrol reported that 93% of those deaths were down to basic driver negligence.
While many of these deadly crashes can be attributed to a general increase in travel, most of the state’s deadly crashes happen because drivers refuse to abide by the state’s suggestions for safe driving. Committing offenses that vary from being unrestrained while the vehicle is in motion, to driving while drunk, Utah residents seem to have made a goal of disregarding common sense and the law.
Although driving laws and regulations in every state exist for the singular purpose of preventing car accidents and the unnecessary loss of life, it is apparent that not enough is being done, especially when you consider that Utah’s rate of deadly car accidents has risen by more than 25% since its all-time low in 2012.
When a collision caused by another motorist’s negligence causes harm to other people, the injured victims need to seek legal guidance from a car accident attorney in Salt Lake City. Whenever somebody is hurt and another person is the cause, they are qualified to obtain compensation for their losses.
The Salt Lake City personal injury lawyers at Jardine Law Offices P. C., make sure that our clients receive justice. We do everything we can to ensure that our clients collect the maximum amount of compensation supported by their claims.
If you were injured in a car accident because of another person’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free claim evaluation to see how we can help you.
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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.