Sevier County, UT – Car Runs Off Road on Interstate 70, Driver Medi-VaccedUtah Legal News
Sevier County, UT (March 30, 2019) – A very serious accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Sevier County on March 27th. The crash is reported to have taken place at 7:10 in the morning.
Emergency responders and police were called to the scene of a crash that involved a 1999 Mercedes Benz that had gone off the side of the freeway. The incident occurred on I-70 near the town of Joseph.
A statement from the Utah Highway Patrol indicated that the Mercedes was traveling east when it suddenly veered off the left side of I-70, causing the driver to overcorrect her steering to the right. The Mercedes then rolled and crashed into a tree, which ejected the driver through the windshield. The vehicle then caught air and sailed over the driver and finally came to a stop upside down.
The driver, whom the police identified as 19-year-old Apolonia Galegos of Aurora, Colorado was airlifted to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo. According to the UHP Galegos was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Police also identified Bombole Mbenga of Englewood, Colorado as the 19-year-old passenger in the Mercedes who was able to drag herself out of the wrecked vehicle and try to flag down help for her friend. Mbenga was medically transported to Sevier Valley Hospital in Richfield. Her injuries are not life-threatening.
The UHP released a statement saying that the wreck may have been due to the driver falling asleep at the wheel.
We offer our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Apolonia Galegos during this difficult time. Our thoughts are also with Bombole Mbenga as we wish her a full and speedy recovery.
Highway Accidents in Sevier County
The state of Utah saw a very small decrease in the number of accident fatalities from 2016 to 2017 with only 272 deaths, nine fewer than the previous year. Accidents that occur on highways have a much greater potential for being disastrous and ending in catastrophic injuries and even death. This is mainly due to the high volume of automobiles that are extremely close to one another and traveling at higher rates of speed.
When someone sustains an injury of any magnitude from a car accident in which they were a passenger, Utah allows the victim to seek financial compensation for the various damages that they may have endured. These damages can include things such as hospital stays, doctor visits, physical therapy, lost wages due to missed work, and pain and suffering.
At Siegfried & Jensen, we have over three decades of experience in helping our clients receive the remuneration to which the law entitles them and in helping them put their lives back together. Our professional team of personal injury attorneys is among the most reputable in Utah and is proud of the extensive knowledge and commitment that we apply across all of our personal injury cases.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, please reach out to the qualified Utah personal injury attorneys at the offices of Siegfried & Jensen to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with us by calling 801-845-9000 today.
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