St. George, UT – Rollover Accident on Red Hills ParkwayUtah Legal News
St. George, UT (April 13, 2019) – A two-vehicle accident took place on Friday, April 12, affecting the eastbound lanes of Red Hills Parkway. Initial reports state that the crash took place at 5:20 in the evening.
Officers from the St. George Police Department along with fire units and several Gold Cross ambulances arrived at the scene of an accident that involved two passenger vehicles that had collided in the eastbound lanes of traffic on Red Hills Parkway between Bluff Street and Skyline Drive.
Preliminary reports from the St. George police indicate that a black passenger vehicle was traveling westbound on Red Hills Parkway when a sudden rainstorm began. The driver told police that he tried to slow down due to the sudden inclement weather, but when he stepped on the brakes the car went into a spin instead of slowing down. At this point, it is believed that the driver most likely had hit a patch of standing water in the roadway. His car ended up spinning around several times, crashing into the median and then sliding into the eastbound lanes of traffic, where it crashed into the driver’s side of a grey passenger car that was headed east on the same road, and only came to a stop once it had flipped onto its roof.
The driver of the black car had a pregnant passenger who received medical transport to Dixie Regional Medical Center, along with two occupants from the grey car. The identities of those injured have also not been released. There is no update on the conditions of the injured parties but at the time of the accident, their injuries were assessed as being non-life threatening. All occupants of both vehicles are reported to have been wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision.
Both of the cars that were involved suffered extensive damage and had to be towed away from the scene of the accident. St. George Police have stated that the driver of the black car, although he was not speeding, will be cited for going to fast for road conditions.
We would like to wish everyone who was injured in this traffic accident a full and quick recovery. We are so glad that everybody involved was wearing their seat belts.
Car Accidents in St. George
Each year, more than 52,000 car accidents take place on Utah’s many roadways. The end result of all of these accidents is approximately 22,000 injuries and 250 deaths. Vehicle accidents that take place on city streets normally wind up generating a higher number of catastrophic injuries and a higher number of deaths than accidents that occur in the more rural areas. This is mainly due to the substantially higher number of vehicles that occupy city streets. These drivers also have a lot more to be mindful of (traffic lights, traffic signs, pedestrians) and tend to be in very close proximity to one another.
When a person is injured in an accident as the result of the negligence of another Utah driver, we strongly urge them to contact an experienced Utah personal injury attorney who is skilled enough to inform them of all of their legal options and assist them in filing a claim. The victims of Utah car accidents might be eligible to obtain financial compensation for their losses. Financial losses arising from the collision such as medical bills, lost income from being out of work, physical therapy, and pain and suffering might all be damages that you are protected from by law.
At the Utah law offices of Siegfried & Jensen, we bring more than thirty years of wisdom to the table when we serve people who have been the victims of car accidents and help them to receive due payment and move on with their lives. Our car accident attorneys are proud of the reputation they have earned for themselves through their dedication to their clients and determination to be the best at their job. If you have been injured in a car accident in Utah, call the offices of Siegfried & Jensen at 801-845-2799 so that we can schedule a free consultation to discuss your car accident case today.
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