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West Valley City, UT (August 4, 2021) – On Sunday, August 1, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper was injured after his patrol car was hit by another vehicle in West Valley City. 

The officer was reportedly inside his vehicle on the west side of Interstate 215. While investigating an abandoned vehicle, the patrol car was rear-ended. The rear portion of the vehicle was completely destroyed due to the crash. 

The trooper and the occupants of the second vehicle were all transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The officer is believed to make a complete recovery. No updates on the conditions of the other injured parties have been provided. No charges have been filed at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the collision is underway. Additional information will be released as it continues. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Rear-End Crashes in Utah

West Valley City, UT - Trooper Injured in Rear-End Collision on I-215Distracted or irresponsible drivers sometimes fail to see a stopped vehicle, resulting in a severe crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rear-end accidents are the most commonly reported kind of accident. Rear-end collisions account for about a third of all fatal two-vehicle collisions and nearly a quarter of all injury occurrences. Around 2.5 million rear-end crashes are reported every year, resulting in thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries. Almost usually, the driver from behind is to blame for these collisions.

What you do in the seconds after a car accident is critical, and wounded plaintiffs must make the right decisions to get the full value of their damage claim. Many accident victims are unsure how to seek the compensation they need to recover after a catastrophic automobile accident, leaving them feeling alone and bewildered. A qualified personal injury lawyer can help injured parties obtain compensation for a full recovery after being unfairly injured by a reckless motorist. 

When injured people try to take on a major insurance company on their own, they typically encounter a plethora of obstacles and other difficulties, adding to their aggravation and anxiety in an already stressful situation. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a Salt Lake City vehicle accident lawyer about their legal options for filing a claim and collecting just compensation.

It is a serious issue when you or a loved one is injured, and you need to move immediately to protect any rightful compensation. Jardine Law Offices understands the importance of the claim process to our clients, and it guides our whole strategy. After being badly wounded in a vehicle accident, our team of car crash lawyers in Utah will fight to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve and that the at-fault person is held accountable for their involvement in the event.

Contact a personal injury lawyer in Salt Lake City immediately at 801-350-3506 to discuss your case if you have been wrongfully injured in a vehicle accident. We can help you obtain the full value of your claim. 

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, Salt Lake City, and throughout 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.