Ogden, UT – Officer Hospitalized In Sideswipe At I-84 & UT-79Utah Legal News
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 crash resulted in significant injuries to the officer’s back. He was later released from the medical facility.
No other details are currently available about the incident. An investigation is underway into the cause of the accident. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Sideswipe Accidents in Salt Lake City
Sideswipes can happen whether the at-fault driver is coming from the opposite direction, or even right behind you. Every year, there are more than 27,000 people injured in sideswipe collisions. In more severe cases, these crashes can result in death, with nearly 2,500 people dying from sideswipes annually.
When a victim is injured in a sideswipe, they will likely take on unexpected expenses for medical care and other treatment. These can really add up, especially if the injured party is unable to return to work after the accident. In some cases, victims can contact a Utah car crash attorney to protect their legal rights.
Siegfried & Jensen has over 30 years under our belt helping the people of Utah. We believe in holding at-fault parties accountable for their actions and getting our clients the settlements they deserve after being injured in a crash. Contact our offices today at 801-845-9000 to discuss your case and what to do next.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Siegfried & Jensen strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.