St. George, UT – Series of Accidents On I-15 Results In InjuriesUtah Legal News
St. George, UT (February 11, 2019) – The driver of a Lexus lost control of his vehicle while trying to pass a semi-tractor hauling gasoline along Interstate 15 in Virgin River Gorge causing him to crash into and under one of the gasoline tankers.
According to police, the driver of the Lexus was speeding in an attempt to pass the semi-truck along the highway. The driver lost control of his car and slammed into the semi-truck while partially sliding underneath it while also crashing into the back of the semi-truck. The driver of the Lexus was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center for treatment and evaluation.
The semi-truck sustained extensive damage, destroying the airbag-related to the suspension system and damage to the back of the semi-truck. The semi-truck was not driveable after the crash.
After the fuel and driver were transferred to the second semi-truck, the driver was beginning to pull away and was rear-ended by a second vehicle. The driver in the second vehicle was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Their condition is not known at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims in this crash. We hope that everyone involved in this accident will make full recoveries from their injuries.
Multi-Vehicle Accidents in Utah
Multi-vehicle accidents can happen in the blink of an eye and can have life-changing consequences. Utah saw a slight decrease in the number of fatality accidents that occurred in 2017 with 273 people losing their lives that year in fatal accidents compared to 265 in 2016.
Driving above the speed limit is extremely dangerous, especially along the winding Utah interstates. Individuals can quickly lose control of their vehicles and cause extensive damage to other vehicles or injuries to other drivers and pedestrians. Every year, thousands of drivers are injured on the roadways due to speeding and negligent divers in Utah.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligent actions of another driver, you may be able to file a personal injury claim for your injuries and the losses you sustained as a result of the accident. The lawyers at Siegfried & Jensen have helped over 35,000 accident victims recover compensation for their injuries and damages. We can help you too.
If you were injured in a car accident by a negligent or reckless driver, contact Siegfried & Jensen at (801) 598-1218 to schedule a free consultation so we can explore your legal rights.