Washington City, UT (December 06, 2021) – Two people were hospitalized after a Nissan Xterra towing a small camp trailer exiting the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 collided with a Chevy Cruze heading northbound on Green Spring Drive on Sunday, December 5th.
Officials said the speed of the crash, which took place at about 5:50 p.m., caused the camp trailer to spin and drag the Nissan farther into the intersection where it collided with a Hyundai Sonata driving southbound on Green Spring Drive.
An investigation determined that the Xterra ran a stop sign and T-boned the Cruze on the passenger side.
The two men inside the Hyundai escaped serious injury.
Paramedics with Gold Cross Ambulance evaluated the injuries of the drivers and sole occupants in the Cruze and Xterra and transported both to St. George Regional Hospital.
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 Washington 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 Washington City 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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