A Utah man is in critical condition after the car he was driving hit a concrete barrier. The man was traveling on I-215 at speeds estimated over 100 miles per hour. Some witnesses have told police investigators that the car driven by the injured man was passing them at speeds of up to 140 miles per hour. The accident occurred at about 1:00 am Wednesday morning. The accident happened when the car approached a curve in the road, as a result of the high speed the turn was missed and crashed into the median. The vehicle slid down the wall for several feet and the driver – a 41-year-old man who was not wearing a seat-belt – was ejected over the wall into the opposite lanes, according to UHP Sgt. Ted Tingey. The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Along with the high rate of speed alcohol was believed to be the main factors in the accident.
This is another tragic accident that didn’t need to happen The Personal Injury Lawyers of Utah would like to urge all drivers to wear seat belts when driving, reducing the speed of their vehicles, as well as urging any one who plans on having a drink to designate a driver or call a cab. Please think of the innocent lives you are putting at risk.