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West Valley City, UT (February 08, 2021) – Two drivers were hospitalized, one in serious condition and one with multiple broken bones, on Sunday, February 7th following a car accident at the intersection of 1950 West and 3500 South.

According to a report from the West Valley City Police Department, the collision occurred at about 8:00 p.m. when a 20-year-old male driving an eastbound Dodge Caliber hatchback ran a red light and crashed into a Dodge Journey SUV.

The driver of the Caliber sustained a head injury and was transported via ambulance to a local hospital in serious and unstable condition.

The driver of the Journey, a 60-year-old male, was also transported to an area hospital with a broken arm and two broken legs.

There were no passengers in either vehicle.

The crash is under investigation. Police have not ruled out driver impairment as a factor.

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

Vehicle Collisions in West Valley City

As shown through an extensive study undertaken by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2017, 2,307,000 vehicle collisions occurred at intersections, comprising 40%  of all car accidents countrywide. This means that nearly half of America’s car accidents take place at intersections.

That same year, the 58 deadly intersection collisions that occurred across the state accounted for over 21% of its vehicular fatalities, indicating a drop of almost 7% since 2016.

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 pays 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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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.