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St. George, UT (June 08, 2021) – Police responded to the scene when a teenage girl driving with a baby on her lap caused a car accident on Monday, June 7th in St. George.

A local news source reported that the crash occurred at about 2:15 p.m. at the intersection of Red Hills Parkway and 1000 East when an 18-year-old female driving northbound in a Mazda 3 with an unrestrained baby on her lap crashed into a Chevy Traverse driven by a middle-aged woman.  

The 18-year-old told paramedics she might be pregnant and was taken to the hospital complaining of abdominal pain.

Due to the airbag not deploying, the baby sustained only non-critical injuries. The child was taken to a local hospital and eventually released into the care of a relative.  

The driver of the other car was transported after sustaining non-critical facial trauma and lacerations.  

The teenager was issued citations for not having proof of insurance, failing to obey the traffic signal, having an unrestrained child in the vehicle, and having never obtained a driver’s license.

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

Injury Accidents in St. George

An automobile accident happens every 10 minutes in Utah. Every 23 minutes, someone sustains a significant crash-related injury, and every 36 hours, someone is killed during one of these accidents. 

Vehicle collisions have a disastrous impact on Utah residents. They are also one of the main causes of accidental deaths across the state. As reported by the Utah Highway Safety Office, there were 52,287 car accidents in Utah in 2012, which caused injuries to 22,325 victims and the deaths of 243 more. 2012 was also the year with the lowest rate of vehicular fatalities since 1974.  

When injuries happen in a collision caused by another motorist’s negligence, victims need to seek legal counsel from an 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.

At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Utah personal injury attorneys 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, talk to our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free claim 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. 

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.