The Risk Of Side Impact Crashes In Utah

The Risk Of Side Impact Crashes

Also referred to as a T-bone accident and a broadside crash, a side-impact involves the front of a car hitting the side of another. This collision creates a T-shape, creating the more common name of a “T-bone.” Considering the nature of these accidents, side-impact accidents are extremely common at an intersection. Side impacts are one of the most dangerous [...]

Kimball Junction, UT - Pedestrian Hit-And-Run At Transit Center Roundabout

Kimball Junction, UT – Pedestrian Hit-And-Run At Transit Center Roundabout

Kimball Junction, UT (August 12, 2019) – It was reported that a potentially intoxicated driver struck a pedestrian in Kimball Junction. According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, the driver fled the scene, leaving the victim with a severe head wound. The driver was later found by the Utah Highway Patrol in Silver Summit, UT.  Police officials originally reported to [...]

Panguitch, UT - Motorcyclist Killed In Accident On UT-143

Panguitch, UT – Motorcyclist Killed In Accident On UT-143

Panguitch, UT (August 12, 2019) – Thursday afternoon on August 8th, a motorcyclist was reportedly killed after being struck head-on by a pickup truck. The crash happened just south of Panguitch, Utah on UT-143. According to Utah Highway Patrol, the accident happened just before 5:00 p.m. The motorcyclist was traveling southbound on the highway when a Toyota pickup truck traveling [...]

St George, UT - Many Injured In Crash On S 270 E & E Riverside Dr

St George, UT – Many Injured In Crash On S 270 E & E Riverside Dr

St George, UT (August 12, 2019) – On Thursday afternoon, August 8th, there were many people injured after a collision on S. 270 E. and E. Riverside Dr. in St. George. The crash happened at around 2:00 p.m. The St. George Police Department and other emergency response units were at the scene of the crash. Initial reports revealed that the [...]

Despite Awareness & New Laws, Motorcycle Deaths Are On The Rise

Despite Awareness & New Laws, Motorcycle Deaths Are On The Rise

Even though there has been greater safety awareness involving motorcycles in recent years, the number of deaths due to motorcycle accidents are on the rise. Motorcycles are a very popular way to get around. Many times, motorcyclists would rather ride a motorcycle than drive a car due to the sense of freedom and adventure which isn’t found in other [...]

The Risk Of Side Impact Crashes In Utah

Ogden, UT – Officer Hospitalized In Sideswipe At I-84 & UT-79

Ogden, UT (August 11, 2019) – There was an accident involving an officer on Wednesday, August 7th, near Ogden. The crash happened at the intersection of I-84, also known as I-15, and UT-79, also known as 31st St. The crash resulted in the hospitalization of the officer. The officer’s patrol car was sideswiped while on duty in Weber County. The [...]

Price, UT - 8 Teens Injured In Rollover Near Pinnacle Peak

Price, UT – 8 Teens Injured In Rollover Near Pinnacle Peak

Price, UT (August 11, 2019) – Late Wednesday evening on August 7th, 8 teens were injured, two critically, in a rollover collision on a dirt road near Pinnacle Peak in Price, Utah. According to reports from an official of the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, the high school-aged victims were out driving in two vehicles when something went wrong with [...]

A Guide To Safely Stopping On The Highway

A Guide To Safely Stopping On The Highway

Is It Legal to Pull Over Onto the Shoulder of a Highway? Utah law takes into consideration that people sometimes have to pull over on the highway for many reasons. Essentially, if you are experiencing car trouble or some type of emergency, you are allowed to pull over onto the shoulder of the highway. In certain cases, that is the [...]

Intersection Safety Procedures

Intersection Safety Procedures

Intersections are designed to help prevent traffic jams and encourage the flow of traffic. They also make it so drivers can more easily get where they are going. Sadly, some intersections are very poorly designed, causing them to confuse motorists instead of aiding them. This is particularly common in intersections that have designated turn lanes. The American Association of State [...]

Red Light & Stop Sign Laws In Utah

Red Light & Stop Sign Laws In Utah

What Is Red Light Running? If a car enters an intersection right after a traffic light has changed to red, the driver has committed a violation of the rules of the road. Drivers are — for some reason — in an intersection when the signal changes, such as those who are waiting to take a left-hand turn, are not considered [...]