West Valley City, UT (September 24, 2022) – A crash involving an undetermined number of vehicles led to the injury of at least one patient on Saturday, September 24th.
According to sources, the incident took place at about 8:50 a.m. on the westbound side of State Route 201, blocking the exit ramp that takes you to Mountain View Corridor in West Valley City.
Police officers as well as Emergency Medical Technicians responded to the scene. At least one person was transferred by paramedics to a nearby hospital in unknown condition.
The cause of this accident is under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motor vehicle accidents take place every day in Utah. The majority of these accidents stem from a few common causative factors.
Distracted driving is the leading cause of motor vehicle collisions in the United States. Police have indicated that the issue of distracted driving is far more pervasive than records indicate because drivers are naturally reluctant to admit they were not paying attention to the roadway and the difficulties inherent in determining the cause of a crash.
Seat belts have proven time and again that they save lives, but many Utah residents still can’t be bothered. Drivers who were not restrained when their accident took place comprised 50% of all car accident fatalities in the summer of 2016. in half of the fatal car accidents between June and August of 2016. Passengers and drivers who are not properly restrained are 25 times more likely to die in a crash.
Driving faster than the posted speed limit is a leading cause of fatal Utah car accidents. More than 11,000 speed-related accidents took place across the state in 2016 producing more than 100 fatalities. To make sure you are operating your vehicle as safely as possible, always observe the speed limit and take into account traffic and road conditions.
After being hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, contact a personal injury attorney from Jardine Law Offices at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case assessment and learn how we can help you.
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