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 Street when he suddenly crossed into the eastbound lane of traffic and crashed into a tree. Peterson says the reason for the sudden crash is unknown. Ambulances quickly arrived on the scene to help.
According to KSL, there were two individuals in the truck. The female passenger was ejected from the vehicle. Both were critically injured and were LifeFlighted to the University of Utah Medical Center according to KUTV. Currently, an investigation is underway to discover the reason for the crash as reported by Fox 13. A traffic tweet by UDOT indicated that both lanes of traffic were temporarily closed on SR 138.
Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those involved in the crash. At The Advocates, we do not presume to know what caused this crash. Accidents happen, and even the best measures of prevention will not ensure an accident-free life. However, generally speaking, such accidents help remind us to be sure to always drive cautiously. Never drive if you are not completely capable of doing so. You should ensure that your car is ready to go. For example, check the exterior of your car before leaving, always wear your seatbelt, adjust your mirrors and seat to be ready to drive.
As mentioned, even the best prevention is not a guarantee against a car accident. If you were involved in an accident and have any questions, our attorneys offer free consultations. Meeting with an attorney can help you understand what options you have following an accident. Often, understanding these options can provide peace of mind for people when they are struggling after an accident.