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Stansbury Park, UT (May 29, 2022) – One woman was airlifted to an area hospital and a man was transferred by ambulance following a rollover accident on Friday, May 29th in Tooele County. The collision involved a driver suspected of being under the influence. 

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, at about 10:00 p.m., a car was pulled off to the side of State Route 36 just outside of Stansbury Park when a suspected drunk driver left the roadway and crashed into the parked vehicle. 

The drifting vehicle then struck the parked vehicle before overturning multiple times. 

The passenger in the striking vehicle, an adult female, was taken by medical helicopter to a regional hospital in unknown condition. The driver of the parked vehicle, an adult male, was also taken by ambulance.

The driver of the striking vehicle was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Additional details including the names of those involved and their current conditions were not immediately available.

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

Vehicle Rollovers in Utah

One of the scariest and most violent kinds of vehicle collisions is one that causes a vehicle to flip over. Crashes involving overturned vehicles are very different from other kinds of crashes that leave the vehicles involved right-side up.  There are many factors that could possibly play a role when a vehicle rollover happens, each of which greatly raises the probability of serious injuries. 

Velocity is the speed of an object in a given direction and it is a huge factor in rollover crashes because irrespective of the impact’s origin, it has to be strong enough to make the vehicle overcome the engineering safeguards put in place by the vehicle manufacturers to cause the vehicle to roll.  

A rolling automobile also poses a threat to others.  A rolling automobile can run into other vehicles, structures, pedestrians, cyclists, or utility poles. They are also able to block traffic and flinging debris into the other traffic lanes. After the car comes to an uncontrolled stop, responders at or near the area can be struck by oncoming traffic attempting to circumvent the wreckage.

Vehicle rollover collisions can be complex in terms of sorting out liability and require the proficiency of a competent and experienced lawyer who has the resources to adequately investigate the event and secure full and fair compensation for your losses.

After being injured during a car accident that was not your fault, contact our victim injury lawyers in Utah at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation and learn what we can do for you.

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