St. George, UT (December 10, 2021) – St. George Police and first responders responded to the corner of Dixie Downs Road and Sunset Boulevard on Friday morning, December 10, for reports of two separate car crashes that occurred within two hours of each other.
One of the incidents left one man injured and disrupted the midday commute in the area.
On the northbound side of Dixie Downs, a Gold Cross ambulance and St. George Police and fire vehicles were pictured. EMTs transported at least one person, identified only as an adult male, to an area medical center.
It’s unclear how the accident occurred, though officers say that a red sports car appeared to collide with a silver Honda Odyssey around 11:30 a.m. The sports car rolled as a result of the impact, and both vehicles sustained serious damage.
The investigation into the cause of the incident remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
As cited in an in-depth study directed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2,307,000 car accidents took place at intersections in 2008, accounting for 40% of all motor vehicle accidents nationwide. This indicates that almost half of the nation’s car crashes occur in intersections.
In that same year, Utah’s 58 fatal intersection accidents constituted 21.2% of its car accident-related deaths, denoting a 6.5% reduction when compared to 2016.
Even though all kinds of accidents can happen in an intersection, by far the most extreme is a broadside collision. Often referred to as being T-boned, these dangerous accidents take place when the front end of one car crashes into the side of another. T-bone and other side-impact accidents caused the deaths of 1,770 vehicle occupants in 2017.
When injuries happen in a collision caused by another motorist’s negligence, victims need to seek legal counsel from a car accident attorney in St. George. 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 St. George 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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