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 rush hours, significant delays resulted. The cause of the crash, as reported by KSL is unknown. Similarly, it is unknown whether there were any serious injuries. We hope all those involved in the accident are okay and, if injured, they can make a speedy recovery.
Unfortunate accidents like the one mentioned above can happen almost anywhere. It only takes one little thing to go wrong like someone checking their phone, not breaking soon enough, or following too close to another car to cause immense devastation when behind the wheel. Although there are numerous precautions that drivers can take to protect themselves, with multiple vehicle crashes, sometimes, there isn’t a foolproof approach to prevent an accident. Knowing what to do when such a tragic event occurs is helpful because you will know how to react.
Understanding what you need to do following an accident can alleviate some of the stress and headache associated with car crashes. When you know what to do, you can take the necessary steps and do it. If you do not know what to do, you could be wasting your time worrying instead of acting and changing your situation. For example, having an emergency kit ready to go, just in case. This kit should have all the necessary items in the event of an accident. Having your phone charged so you can make notes regarding insurance information and photos of damage inflicted to your car at the scene of the accident. Be sure to pull safely to the side of the road and turn on your hazard lights. If anyone is injured, call 911.
These few simple steps can help you remain calm. It can facilitate clearer thinking because you know what to do. While there are various other things you can do following an accident, these are some of the basics. There might be other steps to take in your individual circumstances. We encourage you to think about what these additional steps might be.