Spanish Fork, UT (March 18, 2022) – Utah Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to investigate a series of collisions after a fire engine from Spanish Fork struck multiple vehicles on the interstate en route to an accident.
According to officials, the fire truck was responding to a critical injury crash near milepost 256-257 at about 11:45 a.m. when it pulled onto the interstate and crossed into the lefthand emergency lane.
As the rig was on its way to the scene of the accident, nine cars were struck.
One woman and two children from one vehicle and one woman and two children from another vehicle, along with three firefighters, were all taken by ambulances to local hospitals in non-critical conditions.
A video of the accident has been consigned to law enforcement for review. They are attempting to establish if the fire engine was driving too far over the emergency lane, or if another vehicle was driving too close to the emergency lane, causing the collision.
Once officials collect all information pertinent to their investigation, it will be sent to the District Attorney’s Office to determine liability and whether any citations will be issued.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Often, the impact resulting from a sideswipe collision is not as forceful as one caused by a head-on, T-bone, or rear-end accident and your vehicle is left fairly intact. Sometimes, however, especially where larger vehicles are involved, sideswipe accidents can cause serious injuries to those involved.
Sideswipe accidents are often incited during a lane change and are usually subject to angry disputes about which driver is at fault. Collecting physical evidence and witness testimony is crucial to pursuing a successful claim for financial compensation. If you are able, take pictures of the vehicles involved and your injuries, and ask eyewitnesses for their contact information so their statements can be taken at a later date.
The most important thing is that you and your passengers are safe following a sideswipe accident. Seek immediate medical attention, and contact a Utah personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
When injuries happen in a collision caused by another motorist’s negligence, victims need to seek legal counsel from a side-impact accident attorney in Spanish Fork. Whenever somebody is hurt and another person is the cause, they are qualified to obtain compensation for their losses.
At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Spanish Fork personal injury lawyers see to it that our clients get justice. We do everything possible for our clients to collect the maximum amount of compensation allowed for their claims.
If you were injured in an 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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