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Man Killed on I-15 in St. George

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A man was killed after being hit by a car as he attempted to walk across I-15.  According to KSL News, at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday morning, the man was driving a Chevy Uplander in St. George.  According to the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP), the man lost control, rolled his vehicle, and crashed. ...

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One Person Dead After Crash Near Deer Creek Reservoir

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Following any crash, it is normal to experience feelings of stress and anxiety, especially when the accident is very serious.  For example, one driver is dead after a crash with another car on U.S. 189 by Deer Creek Reservoir on Monday Evening.  According to KSL.com, around 5:15 p.m., ...

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Two West Jordan Teens Struck by a Car

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Two young girls were hit by a car around 6:40 p.m. on Sunday evening.  The accident occurred at a crosswalk at 3420 W. 7000 S. in West Jordan.  According to West Jordan Sgt. J.C. Holt, it was dark and the girls were wearing dark colors making it difficult for the driver to see and avoid...

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Kearns Pedestrian Killed By School Bus

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According to Utah Public Radio (UPR), a 37-year-old woman was killed by a school bus on Thursday morning around 7:00 a.m.  The accident occurred southwest of Salt Lake City, in Kearns.  According to police, the woman was trying to cross the street when she was hit by the bus.  The woman was ...

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A Crash in Lehi Causes Major Delays: Tips For Avoiding Traffic Congestion

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A car accident going northbound on I-15 lead to some significant delays near 2350 N. in Lehi.  Police on the scene have not said what caused the crash or what injuries, if any, were sustained.  As reported by Fox 13 News, drivers were cautioned to avoid the area.  We at The Advocates hope ...

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Head-on Collision on One-Way Street Puts Man in Critical Condition

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Sunday night, around 6:00 p.m., a man was critically injured after his sedan struck a van in a head-on collision.  The accident occurred on 300 West on 600 South in the downtown area.  According to KUTV.com, the man driving the sedan left a parking lot, going west on 600 South in the ...

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Carpooling During an Inversion: How Does Insurance Work?

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The National Weather Service reports that an area of high pressure will continue to build causing strengthened inversions along the Wasatch Front through Friday.  They list that the potential impacts of the inversion will be deteriorating air quality, fog, and haze along the valley, and ...

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Hit and Run Leaves One Dead in Cottonwood Heights

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According to Fox 13 News, a man died Monday night after a hit and run near Highland Drive and Fort Union Boulevard.  Witnesses reported seeing a man lying on the road with cars trying to avoid the man before he was hit.  Police later identified the man as Nathan Brown.  Our hearts go out to...

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Utah Department of Transportation’s New Year’s Resolution

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For this upcoming New Year’s, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has a goal of no deaths on Utah roads.  John Gleason, a spokesman for UDOT, in an article published by KSL, said that UDOT hoped to have a New Years similar to 2012 when there were not any deaths on freeways and ...

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Black Ice Causes 14-Car Accident in Springville

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According to KUTV, there was a crash involving 14 cars on I-15 heading northbound in Springville on Tuesday morning.  Local authorities attributed the crash to black ice.  According to one official, “People just kept sliding into each other.”  The resulting crash made police close the ...

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Utah Nurse Receives Settlement After Being Arrested for Protecting Patient

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The state of Utah made national news recently, and the story did not paint all Utahns in a good light, although it made a hero of others. On October 31, 2017, Utah nurse Alex Wubbles told police officers that they could not take a blood sample from an unconscious man without his consent or a...

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Multiple Vehicle Crash on I-15 Blocks Traffic Near Lehi

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Early Tuesday morning, all four lanes of traffic near Lehi, heading southbound on I-15, were blocked due to a crash involving numerous vehicles.  Cars commuting south were able to eventually pass on the right shoulder, as directed by authorities.  Because the crash occurred during morning ...

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Unfortunate Crash in Grantsville Leaves Two Critically Injured

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The Grantsville Police Department’s public information officer, Alison Peterson, reported two people were critically injured in a single-vehicle accident around 3:20 p.m. Sunday.  According to reports from various news outlets, a man was driving a flatbed truck, going westbound on Main ...

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Student Pedestrian Accident in West Valley City

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Pedestrian accidents are always serious, but they are especially unfortunate when they involve older or younger individuals.  On Tuesday morning, December 12th, an 8th-grade student was involved in a pedestrian accident outside Kennedy Junior High School.  According to KSL, the 13-year-old ...

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Are You Prepared for Poor Driving Conditions?

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  After the recent snow storm and fog the last few days, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) issued a warning for drivers to prepare for poor road conditions.  According to a spokesman for UDOT, John Cleason, “So far it’s been very mild, we’ve gotten off easy this season, ...

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What Should I Do if I Have Been in a Rush Hour Accident?

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If you are on your way home from work and you find yourself in a fender bender, do not lose your cool. A lot of people get into rush hour accidents. The Utah Highway Patrol says it is their busiest time of day. Keep your wits about you, and treat it like any other accident...

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What Exactly Is Personal Injury Law?

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  Personal injury law is an area of law that protects the rights of those who have been hurt, whether it is physically or psychologically due to the recklessness or negligence of another.  Personal injury law falls under the larger umbrella of tort law.  Tort law is defined by the Legal ...

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What is the Difference Between a Criminal and Civil Case?

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When it comes to court cases in the United States, there are basically two types of cases.  These two case types can be significantly different in how they are handled.  A civil lawsuit is the type of cases that we handle here at The Advocates.  In these types of cases, someone has been ...

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Bicycle Safety Tips

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 Safety Tips At The Advocates, we understand the benefits of cycling regularly and believe that it should be done with the utmost knowledge. We are supplying these bike safety facts, so we can all be as prepared as possible. Bike safety equipment. Obviously anytime you are considering riding a ...

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