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Tooele Co, UT (August 31, 2021) – Utah Highway Patrol Troopers reported that two people were killed in a wrong-way accident on Interstate 80 on Tuesday, August 31st in Tooele County.

Troopers said the accident took place on the interstate close to milepost 55, near the Grassy Mountain Rest Area when a car drove into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle.

Two people died in the crash.

Westbound Interstate 80 was temporarily closed while troopers investigated the crash.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.

Wrong-Way Accidents in Tooele County

Head-on accidents are an extremely serious form of a car crash. They generally force their survivors to endure catastrophic injuries, and sometimes even fatalities. Head-on collisions can take place when a driver fails to keep control of their vehicle. This can be the result of distracted, speeding, or drunk drivers.

When victims are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a skilled and knowledgeable car accident attorney in Tooele County as soon as possible. 

If you are considering filing a personal injury claim after a head-on crash, it is essential that you secure legal representation from an experienced attorney who can grasp the physics behind your accident and the legal nuances that apply to it.

Tooele County Fatal Car Accident Attorney

At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Tooele County personal injury attorneys fight aggressively to ensure our clients get the justice they rightfully deserve. Our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys review the circumstances surrounding each of our client’s cases to determine the most appropriate course of action. 

Whenever a person plows into oncoming traffic, the odds of a fatal head-on collision are high. These kinds of accidents are more powerful than other two-car crashes. Collision data shows that these wrong-way crashes have a 60% mortality rate. Although these accidents only make up about 2% of all yearly traffic accidents in the state, they cause about 10% of all yearly crash fatalities.  

If you have been injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our Tooele County personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case 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.