St George, UT – Many Injured In Crash On S 270 E & E Riverside DrUtah Legal News
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 collision involved a silver Cadillac and a Toyota Venza. The driver of the Cadillac was traveling north on S. 270 E. and was stopped at a red light. When the light turned green, the driver began to enter the intersection. At the same time, the driver of a Toyota was traveling east on E. Riverside Dr.
The driver of the Toyota struck the Cadillac after running the red light. The driver who ran the light was reportedly distracted by something outside the car. The adult man and woman in the Cadillac were taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center. The juvenile in the Cadillac and the driver of the Toyota were also taken to a hospital for evaluation. The accident is under investigation. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Distracted Driving Crashes in Utah
In 2017, there were around 3,166 people killed in car crashes caused by distracted driving in the U.S. When you read a text, you take your eyes off the road for nearly 5 seconds. When you are traveling 55 mph, that is about the length of a football field, and that can be scary.
Teens are often the victims of distracted driving. With the popularity of smartphones and texting today, more kids are texting behind the wheel. This can be dangerous and result in significant injuries.
The expert Utah distracted driving attorneys at Siegfried & Jensen understand the law and have experience recovering multi-million dollar settlements. We have recovered $850 million for our clients in the past 30 years. If you have been injured by another driver, contact our offices at 801-845-9000.
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.