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What Should I Do If I Was Injured In A Rideshare Accident?

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Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services have exploded in popularity in recent years. In many cities, taxi companies have taken a major hit as more and more people opt for the simplicity of ordering a car from an app instead of tracking down a cab. The driver rating systems on these apps can ...

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Man Rushed to Hospital After Being Caught Under Semi

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Last week, a man was rushed to the hospital after a crash in Ogden caused him to be trapped behind the cab of a semi-truck trailer. According to Fox13now.com, a minivan was heading west on 1150 S. close to 5600 W. when, a little after noon,  a 45-year old man drifted into the lane in...

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Who Is Liable When A Commercial Truck Driver Causes An Accident?

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It’s no secret that car accidents are one of the most common causes of accidental injuries and deaths in the country. Unfortunately, you never know when you might share the road with a negligent, reckless, or intoxicated driver who is endangering the motorists around them. Negligent drivers ...

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Car Accident in West Jordan Causes Power Outage

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A car accident involving a power box early Tuesday morning cause roughly 1400 Rocky Mountain Power customers to suffer a loss of power. The accident occurred near 5600 West and 9000 South. The crash happened when the collision of two cars resulted in one of the vehicles hit the power box. ...

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One Dead, Three People Injured in Millcreek Starbucks Crash

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Last Friday, three men were injured after a truck drove over a curb and struck customers sitting outside a Starbucks. The crash happened in Millcreek around 9:15 a.m. Three men were injured and one woman, Joslyn Nicole Spilsbury, a Murray-based social worker, was killed as a result of the ...

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Serious Crash on Sunset Boulevard in St. George

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A crash Thursday morning involving two cars resulted in a “chaotic” scene causing heavy traffic, including some vehicles running red lights near the scene. According to St. George News, around 9:30 a.m., police officials and emergency responders were dispatched for the crash at the ...

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14-Year-Old Passenger in Critical Condition After Driver Falling Asleep at the Wheel

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A three-car pile-up on Saturday night resulted after an 18-year-old fell asleep at the wheel. A 14-year-old teenager is currently in critical condition after he was ejected from the car. According to an article featured on Fox 13’s website, an 18-year-old driving a red Acura drifted off the ...

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Southern Utah Memorial Day Traffic

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Memorial Day weekend is typically one of the busiest travel days of the year. Many Utahns visit a cemetery, go to a barbecue, and explore a park. Perhaps you have considered spending your long weekend visiting one of Utah’s beautiful national parks. If this is in the cards for you, according ...

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Self-Driving Car Crash in Autopilot, Tesla Seeks to Blame Driver

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On Friday, May 11, a Tesla sedan was driving in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode when it smashed into a fire department truck at 60 miles per hour without braking before impact. The fire department mechanic truck was stopped at a red light. The incident occurred in South Jordan at the ...

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Kiss Might Have Caused Provo Accident, According to Court Records

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Recently, our blog reported on a tragic accident that resulted in the death of a three-year-old girl.  A recent article featured on KSL.com reports that the cause of that accident may have been a kiss. According to court documents, the man who caused the crash may have looked away to kiss his ...

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Fifty Percent Increase in Motorcycle Deaths This Year

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According to an article in the Salt Lake Tribune, Utah motorcycle deaths have increased by 50 percent this year so far this year. This statistic includes the six deaths during this past month. Thursday, officials cautioned riders and asked them to take the necessary steps to be safe. The ...

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New Simulator For Slip and Falls Targets Improving Safety

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Slip and fall injuries affect thousands of people every year. This type of injury can involve both people at work, as well as people walking almost anywhere. Slip, and the problem of inclement weather can exacerbate falls. Slip and Fall accidents differ from some of the other accidents we ...

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Layton Car Fire Forces Closure of Lane

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A Tuesday morning car fire made officials close both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Antelope Dr. in Layton. An article on Fox13.com reported that the closure only affected a section of Antelope Dr. The Utah Department of Transportation said the fire occurred at 1700 W. and Antelope Dr. ...

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Pedestrian in Critical Condition After Being Hit Downtown

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A man was taken to a hospital in critical condition Wednesday morning after being struck by a car while crossing the street near 600 S. downtown. According to officers, the man was hit just before 5:00 a.m. It was still dark when the man was hit. The pedestrian accident caused both off-ramps ...

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Driver Pulls Himself From Truck After Rollover Accident

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A rollover accident occurred on I-15 by Beaver Dam in Arizona after a man driving the truck fell asleep Wednesday night. A little before 1:30 a.m., police officials responded to a 2002 Ford F-150 that had been overturned. The truck was blocking one of the northbound lanes. When the police ...

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Provo Crash Kills 3-year-old

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On Sunday, a 3-year-old girl, Chelsea Parkinson, died in an accident involving four cars. The family who was in the vehicle was taken to the hospital, including an 8-month-old girl in critical condition, her mother in stable condition, and the father who was released from the hospital Monday ...

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National Work Zone Week Honored in Utah

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Utah summers are accompanied by increased construction because the days are warmer and it is light longer. These conditions are more conducive to building roads and freeways. As we prepare for another summer with high levels of construction throughout the state, the Utah Department of ...

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Bill Signed Into Law Banning Police Quotas

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Recently, Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill prohibiting police departments, both state and local, from creating quotas for both tickets and arrests. The law explicitly prohibits departments from punishing officers for not meeting a specific number. Proponents of the new bill say that the new ...

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UDOT Project List Includes New Lanes for I-15

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At certain times of the day, I-15 can be a nightmare. With all the cars getting on the freeway at the same time, the highway can feel like a parking lot.  Rush hour traffic can cause significant delays for commuters. These delays in either the morning or evening can thwart plans, make you late ...

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