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West Valley City, UT (August 29, 2021) – One person was killed after a collision between two tractor-trailers in West Valley City on Sunday, August 29th.

The crash took place in the westbound lanes of State Route  201 at the intersection of 5600 West, near milepost 11.

Crews have shut down the immediate area. They expect it to stay closed off for several hours to allow for police investigation and road clean-up.  

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Tractor-Trailer Accidents in West Valley City

In 2001, a total of 2, 884 accidents involving tractor-trailers took place. 824 of these accidents caused victim injuries and an additional 36 were responsible for victim fatalities. 2010 saw a drastic rise in those totals, with more than 500,000 tractor-trailer accidents occurring throughout the year. These collisions left over 100,000 victims suffering from serious injuries, and approximately 5000 victims dead. 

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 tractor-trailer accident attorney in West Valley 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.

Tractor-trailer accidents that are caused by trucking company negligence include overloaded or overweight trailers, faulty truck parts, inadequate or no maintenance, insufficient driver training, speeding or other illegal driving habits, particularly when coupled with bad weather or road conditions, and drivers who are exhausted from being overworked who are more inclined to make miscalculations and other errors of judgment. 

West Valley City Truck Accident Attorney

At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our West Valley City personal injury attorneys fight to ensure our clients get the justice they rightfully deserve. Our skilled attorneys evaluate the circumstances surrounding each of our client’s cases to determine the most appropriate course of action. We put together strong legal claims that we leverage against defendants while demanding full and fair compensation for victims. 

From 1992 to 2002, the number of tractor-trailers involved in fatal crashes has seen a 10% rise caused mainly by preventable circumstances such as driver fatigue, unsafe truck operation, oversized and unstable cargo, and faulty equipment. Accidents involving oversized commercial trucks are also subject to the same factors as other vehicles, such as driver fatigue, drunk driving, driver error, equipment malfunction, and insufficient maintenance.

Our team pays \attention to detail and strives to do everything we can to get our clients the full amount of compensation available for their claims so they can move forward in the best position possible to reach their goals in rehabilitation. If you have been injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our West Valley City 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.