Magna, UT – Head-On Collision on State Route 111 Leaves One Man InjuredUtah Legal News
Magna, UT (April 06, 2019) – A serious accident occurred in the southbound lanes of 8400 West (State Route 111) in the town of Magna on April 6th. The crash is reported to have taken place at about 7:00 in the morning.
West Valley City Police and emergency responders were called to the scene of a crash that involved two vehicles that had been in a head-on collision. The incident occurred on 8400 West right by 4300 South.
A statement from the West Valley City Police indicated that one of the drivers was traveling southbound when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed over the center divide line and headed straight into oncoming traffic. He then crashed head-on into a vehicle that was headed northbound on 8400 West.
The driver of the southbound vehicle, whose identity has not yet been released, was airlifted to a nearby hospital with serious leg injuries. The driver of the northbound vehicle, who is also unidentified, sustained only minor injuries and, at the time of the accident, did not require hospitalization.
Our thoughts are with the driver who was injured in this accident. We wish him a swift and complete recovery.
Drowsy Driving Accidents in Magna
There is no shortage of scientific studies, especially ones that have been conducted in more recent years, that unequivocally prove what we already know… it is dangerous to drive when you are overly tired. Getting behind the wheel of the car when you are extremely tired affords you roughly the same control over your physical and mental faculties as you would expect to have after drinking too much.
Being sleepy decreases your response times, a reflex that is essential when it comes to staying safe on the road. Drowsiness also impairs your general cognitive performance, meaning that your thought process and your ability to make decisions are not firing on all cylinders. It can also take you much longer to perform routine tasks that would normally be second nature.
It is crucial for your safety and the safety of the drivers around you that you do not operate a motor vehicle when you are tired. In the event that you are already driving and begin to feel drowsy, you need to find a place where you can safely pull off the road, park your car, and get some sleep before you continue your journey.
Here at Siegfried & Jensen, our car accident attorneys have years of experience in handling cases that involve careless or negligent drivers who neglected to act in a manner that ensured their own safety and the safety of everyone around them. Fortunately, the state of Utah has enacted a number of accident laws that are designed to make it easier for you to seek financial compensation for all of the damages that you have suffered as a result of your accident.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in the state of Utah, and could benefit from our free, no-obligation consultation, then get in touch with the Utah car accident attorneys at Siegfried & Jensen by calling us at 801-845-9000 so that we can examine your personal injury case and go over all of the legal options that you have available to you.
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