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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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Utah Trooper Struck from Behind by Runaway Car in Sardine Canyon

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On Sunday, a highway patrolman was hit from behind by a sliding car in Sardine Canyon. The patrolman, Cade Brenchley, was sent to the hospital because of his injuries. According to KUTV.com, the patrolman was responding to cars that had slid off the road because of the weather conditions. A ...

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Self Driving Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona

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For a few years now, analysts have been touting the future benefits of self-driving cars. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, a group of scientists that analyze the planet’s problems and come up with solutions, one of the principal benefits of a self-driving car is safer ...

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Motorcyclist Dies in Saratoga Springs Crash

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Tuesday night, around 8:30 p.m., a motorcyclist was killed after being struck by a car as reported by The Deseret News. The motorcyclist was passing through an intersection near Commerce Drive and Crossroads Boulevard. According to Saratoga Springs Police Cpl. Andres Gianfelice, the woman in ...

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Freeway Closes After Payson Man Killed in Accident

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Early Friday morning, a man was killed in a vehicle crash involving two trucks. The accident occurred as a small pickup truck was traveling northbound on I-15 around 5:40 a.m. According to an article in The Deseret News, the driver lost control and drove into the median. Utah Highway Patrol Lt. ...

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Falling Ice off Truck Smashes Driver’s Windshield

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As Dave Lombardi was merging onto I-15, a piece of ice fell off the top of a semi truck.  The ice crashed through his windshield and slammed into his face. Lombardi reported to Fox 13 News, “It’s like it was in slow motion, and I didn’t know what to do . . . Then I...

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Utah Lawmakers Considering Bill To Allow Running Red Lights (If No Other Cars Are There)

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According to an article in the Salt Lake Tribune, lawmakers this legislative session are considering a bill that would allow Utah drivers to run red lights during low travel times after coming to a complete stop.  The House Transportation Committee approved the bill 5-2. The bill will now go ...

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Youth Hit by Car in Crosswalk Near School in Spanish Fork

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Last Thursday, a 12-year-old boy was hit by a car near Spanish Fork Elementary.  The boy suffered minor injuries and, as of the writing of this article, was in relatively good condition.  According to an article featured on Fox13’s website, a crossing guard was walking children across the ...

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Another Snow Storm on the Horizon

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According to the Salt Lake Tribune, another snow storm (although not anticipated to be as severe as the last storm)  is expected to hit beginning Thursday evening and affecting Friday morning commutes.  The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts that much of the state will experience colder ...

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Recent Snow Storm Makes Roads Dangerous

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A snowstorm that began on Sunday and carried over onto Monday has created a challenging commute for many people. Snow blanketed the northern part of the state.  However, it was not just the north.  Much of the state received several inches of snow including central and southern Utah.  Sgt. ...

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