Wendover, UT (April 05, 2022) – The driver of a disabled vehicle that was stopped alongside Interstate 80 on Monday, April 4th was killed after being hit by a tractor-trailer.
At about 8:45 p.m., troopers were responding to a report of a disabled vehicle near Wendover. Moments later, they received a call about an overturned tractor-trailer in the same area.
Upon their arrival, troopers learned that the tractor-trailer had struck the passenger vehicle and then overturned.
The driver of the stalled vehicle was located outside of his car and pronounced dead on the scene.
The condition of the truck operator is unknown.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
In 2001, the Utah Highway Safety Office stated that a total of 2, 884 accidents involving tractor-trailers took place statewide. 824 of these resulted in victim injuries and an additional 36 caused the death of at least one person.
2010 saw an extreme increase in those totals, with more than 500,000 tractor-trailer accidents occurring throughout the year. These accidents left more than 100,000 victims suffering from critical injuries, and approximately 5000 victims dead.
Tractor-trailer accidents are a primary cause of critical injuries and unintentional fatalities in Utah. The most common factors associated with these deadly crashes are drivers who failed to stay in their proper lane (35%), vehicle occupants who are not appropriately restrained (34%), and speeding (42%).
When a collision caused by another motorist’s negligence causes harm to other people, the injured victims need to seek legal guidance from a personal injury attorney in Wendover. Whenever somebody is hurt and another person is the cause, they are qualified to obtain compensation for their losses.
The Wendover personal injury lawyers at Jardine Law Offices P. C., make sure that our clients receive justice. We do everything we can to ensure that our clients collect the maximum amount of compensation supported by their claims.
If you were injured in a car accident because of another person’s actions, contact our Utah truck accident attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free claim evaluation to see how we can help you.
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