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Spanish Fork, UT (August 21, 2021) – The Utah Highway Patrol was on the scene to investigate a collision during which a teenage driver allegedly ran a stoplight, crashed into a patrol car, and then struck a pedestrian, pinning them against a tree on Saturday, August 21st in Utah County.

A statement of probable cause shows that the accident occurred at the intersection of Center Street and 630 West in Spanish Fork.

The driver, 19-year-old Harmonica Lee Marshall, has since been arrested and charged on suspicion of alcohol-restricted driver and driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, both of which are Class B misdemeanors, as well as infractions including no valid license/never obtained license, and no proof of insurance.

According to departmental policy, in order to circumvent a potential conflict of interest, the Utah Highway Patrol will be handling the investigation due to the fact that the incident included a Spanish Fork Police officer.

Both the pedestrian and the trooper were taken by ambulance from the scene to a nearby medical facility. Neither set of injuries was believed to be life-threatening.

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

Car Crashes in Spanish Fork

In just a single year, the state of Utah sees approximately 52,000 vehicle crashes, out of which around 22,000 cause their victims to live through some kind of injury as well as the massive medical costs that come with their recovery.

For most victims, the pain they encounter on an everyday basis is so intense that they are not able to return to work, worsening their already stressful financial burden.

When injuries are received in auto accidents due to the disregard of other drivers, those victims need trustworthy legal guidance from a reliable car accident attorney in Spanish Fork. When a person is injured because of another driver’s negligence, they are legally allowed to recover financial remuneration from the negligent party in order to reduce the inevitable economic impact brought on by medical bills, missing wages, property damage, and many other losses.

Traffic accidents are one of the leading sources of accidental fatalities nationwide. Road collisions are also a preeminent cause of serious and catastrophic injuries to more than two million accident victims every year. 

At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Utah personal injury attorneys make certain that our clients receive justice. We do everything we can so that our clients receive the maximum amount of compensation possible for their claims. 

Although there are a lot of different kinds of vehicle accidents that can result in injuries to the people involved, one detail the majority of them share is that the injuries endured by most collision victims will have a substantially negative influence on their lives. 

When a person is injured due to another driver’s negligence, they are legally allowed to recover financial remuneration from the responsible party in order to reduce the inevitable economic hardships brought on by hospital bills, lost wages, property damage, and many other losses.

If you were injured in an accident because of another driver’s actions, talk to our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see 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. 

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