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Syracuse, UT (October 20, 2021) – At least one person sustained injuries in a car crash that happened at an intersection in Syracuse on the evening of October 20. Reports from various sources show that the incident occurred at around 7:00 p.m. for reasons still being investigated. 

Two vehicles, identified as a white four-door sedan and a maroon pickup truck, collided at the intersection of Antelope Drive and 1000 West. Numerous responders were observed at the scene including Syracuse police, fire crews, and emergency medical services. 

One or more victims were transported from the area to a local hospital for treatment, however, the extent of the injuries suffered in the incident remains unknown at this time. 

Traffic was blocked in all directions of the four-way intersection while crews worked to secure the scene and assist injured victims. Authorities in Syracuse continue to investigate the circumstances of the collision. 

Nothing further has been reported to the public at this time. We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured victims. 

Motor Vehicle Collisions in Syracuse

Intersections are often the site of serious and fatal traffic collisions. It is important to be extra cautious when approaching and passing through an intersection due to the possibility of another car coming at you from various directions. A large percentage of the fatal vehicle accidents that occur in Syracuse and across the state of Utah occur at intersections. There were 78 fatal intersection accidents in Utah in 2016 which accounted for approximately 20% of all fatal traffic accidents that same year.

Some of the more common causes of intersection car accidents include;

  • Running Stop Signs and Red Lights: The odds of becoming involved in a collision are drastically increased when stop signs and red lights are ignored. 
  • Distracted Driving: Talking on the phone, texting while you are behind the wheel, rubbernecking, and other forms of distraction by drivers increases the risk of an accident.  
  • Disregarding Illegal Turn Signs: 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 puts you and other drivers at risk.
  • Failure to Utilize Turning Signals: If you fail to turn on your turn signal, other drivers don’t know that you are about to make a turn. This greatly increased the possibility of an accident. 
  • Intoxicated Driving: Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs impairs your decision-making ability, reduces your hand-eye coordination, and will almost certainly end in disaster. 

Insurance companies don’t suggest that you hire an attorney before you can file a claim, but having a legal advocate in your corner who understands the ins and outs of the law and who is committed to your case can help you collect full and fair financial compensation. If you were injured in a Utah car accident, you should contact a personal injury lawyer for immediate assistance.

Syracuse Personal Injury Attorneys

If you or someone you love has sustained injuries in an auto accident that was the result of another person’s negligent actions, seeking legal counsel from a Syracuse car crash lawyer is in your best interest. Whenever a victim is hurt and another person is the cause, they are legally entitled to collect financial compensation for their injuries and incurred losses.

At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Syracuse 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 personal injury attorneys in Utah 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.