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St. George, UT (April 07, 2022) – A driver was extricated and taken to a local hospital after a three-vehicle collision on Bluff Street on Tuesday, April 5th.  

At about 10:00 a.m., police officers and first responders were dispatched to the scene at the intersection of Bluff Street and 500 North for reports of an accident involving a Toyota sedan, a Chevrolet work truck, and a box truck.  

Upon their arrival, officers found the Chevrolet partially obstructing the two northbound lanes of Bluff Street. The Toyota was near the sidewalk blocking traffic on 500 North. The box truck was turned west on 500 North next to the turn lane. 

Several onlookers checked on those involved in the accident while emergency crews were en route.

The driver’s door of the Toyota was partly torn off, leaving the driver unable to get out. Fire crews arrived and, with the aid of hydraulic rescue equipment, removed the rear driver’s side door. After the woman was freed, she was taken to St. George Regional Hospital in stable condition.

The driver of the Toyota sustained non-life-threatening injuries. 

The two truck drivers reported no injuries.

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

Intersection Accidents in Utah

In Utah in 2016, there were about 80 fatal intersection accidents. These accounted for close to 20% of all fatal car accidents that year.

Some of the more standard causes of intersection collisions include;

  • Disregarding Stop Signs and Traffic Lights: When drivers disregard red lights or ignore stop signs, they increase their odds of colliding with another vehicle.
  • Driving While Distracted: Texting while you are behind the wheel, rubbernecking, and other forms of distraction by drivers increases the risk of an accident.  
  • Illegal Turns: When righthand or lefthand turns are not allowed, it is usually to lower the chances of an intersection accident as well as traffic congestion. Making illegal turns because they are convenient put you and other drivers at risk.
  • Failure to Use Turn Indicators: If other drivers don’t know that you are about to make a turn, the possibility of an accident increases. You should always use your turn indicators if you are merging or changing lanes.  
  • Driving While Intoxicated: Driving while intoxicated reduces your hand-eye coordination, impairs your decision-making ability, and will almost certainly end in disaster. 

Insurance companies do not force you to hire a lawyer before filing a claim, but having a legal advocate who is devoted to your case and is familiar with the inner workings of the claims system can help you collect the maximum amount of monetary compensation. If you were injured in a Utah car accident, you should contact a personal injury lawyer for immediate assistance.

St. George Car Crash Attorneys

If you are injured in a crash caused by another’s negligence, you need to seek legal counsel from a car accident attorney in St. George. Whenever a victim is hurt and another person is the cause, they are entitled to collect compensation for their losses.

At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our St. George personal injury lawyers see to it that our clients get justice. We do everything possible for our clients to ensure they receive the maximum amount of recovery 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 assist 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.