West Valley City, UT (October 30, 2020) – A woman was hospitalized in serious condition when her car was T-boned at the intersection of Bangerter Highway 3500 at about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 31st.
Reports show that eyewitnesses told responding officers that a vehicle traveling westbound on 3500 South attempted to make a lefthand turn on Bangerter Highway, against the red light, causing it to collide with a vehicle traveling southbound down Bangerter Highway which, according to bystanders, had the right-of-way.
Officials reported that the driver of the southbound vehicle sustained critical injuries and was transported to Intermountain Medical Center and was then moved to the University of Utah Hospital.
Local law enforcement officers are investigating the possibility that the woman was driving under the influence.
The three occupants of the other vehicle were young adults, all of whom were also transported to a local medical facility with moderate injuries, including a broken femur.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims. We hope for a full recovery.
Between 2018 and 2019, arrests related to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol dropped by 4%. Most of these arrests took place throughout the Wasatch Front, with Salt Lake County, Davis County, Utah County, and Weber County making up 70% of the state’s overall number of drunk drivers. In the meantime, all counties not in the Wasatch Front only made up 30%, a figure that is disproportionate to the area’s population.
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 Salt Lake City as soon as possible. When victims are harmed in collisions, through no fault of their own, they are often able to obtain compensation from wrongdoers to alleviate the financial costs they face for medical treatment, lost wages, property repairs, and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages.
At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Utah 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 clients’ cases to determine the most appropriate course of action. We put together solid legal claims that we leverage against defendants while demanding full and fair compensation for victims.
Our team has keen attention to detail and we strive to do everything in our power to get our clients the maximum amount of compensation available for their claims so they can move forward in the best position possible to reach their goals in recovery. If you have been injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.
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