West Valley City, UT (May 03, 2021) – Two people sustained injuries and one man was arrested following a rollover accident that landed a car in the middle of two TRAX lanes.
Police stated in an affidavit of probable cause that 23-year-old Chase Harris was pulled over when officers noticed that his license plate was registered to a different vehicle. When the officers attempted to approach his car, Harris drove off.
As he drove onto Decker Lake Drive, Harris failed to turn. This caused the car to flip several times, coming to rest on two TRAX lanes.
Two out of the three passengers in the overturned vehicle sustained injuries and were transported for medical treatment.
Upon his capture, Harris told police he had struck another car earlier that day and fled the scene there as well.
The affidavit for his arrest indicated that Harris did not have a driver’s license. Salt Lake City police arrested him on three counts of reckless endangerment, suspicion of reckless driving, and various other charges.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
One of the most serious kinds of car crashes is one that involves an overturned vehicle. As reflected in data reviewed by a nonprofit organization funded by auto insurance companies, more than 7,200 drivers and passengers died during rollover accidents in 2017. While negligence on the part of another driver is most commonly the cause of vehicle rollovers, these life-threatening accidents can also be the result of a vehicle defect, poor driving conditions, or a manufacturer’s design flaw.
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 client’s 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 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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