Wasatch Front, Utah – Winter Weather Causes Traffic Accidents along I-15Utah Legal News
Wasatch Front, Utah (February 9, 2019) – Drivers across the State of Utah are buckled down for a dangerous commute on Thursday, January 7, 2019. Throughout the night, snow continued to fall in the area of Wasatch Front, making the roadways extremely icy and slippery.
According to local news sources, authorities were forced to shut down Eastbound Interstate 80 along the border of Utah and Wyoming due to the severe winter weather, but the route was reopened on the morning of Friday, January 8, 2019. Additional road closings along Big Cottonwood Canyon protected commuters from an avalanche warning issued at 2:30 PM.
On the morning of Thursday, January 7, 2019, police confirmed multiple roadway crashes. Several slide-off accidents transpired on 2100 South and its junction with the northbound lanes of I-15. Meanwhile, a multi-vehicle crash including a semi-truck took place near 10200 South. At approximately 9:30 AM that morning, another semi-truck overturned, resulting in a temporary shutdown of White Pine in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Keep in mind that the avalanche threat is still high in the region.
Auto and Semi-Truck Accidents in Utah
Winter is a beautiful season, but traveling conditions can become treacherous as a result of icy storms and potential avalanches. Needless to say, accidents are bound to happen. If you have been injured in one of these motor vehicle crashes, you will probably feel confused, frustrated, and a bit anxious. In any case, a professional lawyer with experience in automobile accidents can help you create a viable case.
If you have been injured in a roadway accident of this nature, you will potentially have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit, particularly if a negligent party is involved. We at Siegfried and Jensen have years of experience with a variety of these accident cases and care about each and every one of our clients. If you have sustained injuries in a winter-weather accident, contact us today at 801-598-1218.