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Car Accident in West Jordan

By on Dec 17, 2018 in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury |

As reported by Fox 13 news, an older man tragically passed away several weeks ago in a West Jordan car accident. The man was driving the wrong way on Bangerter Highway causing the West Jordan accident. He actually struck numerous vehicles per news reports. Sadly, the man passed away.  The man may have been having medical issues.

The interchanges at Bangerter Highway can be confusing for motorists who do not frequently drive in the area. In fact, those type of intersections are quite unusual. While news reports do not indicate this was a factor in the crash, it is noteworthy to point out that the crash did happen on Bangerter Highway. For this reason, we should look at what we can do to avoid crashes in general and this West Jordan car accident.

When approaching a new type of intersection, always slow down and use caution. This would seem self-explanatory, but this simple advice is often not heeded. There are some unusual intersection in several places in Utah, including on 123 South in Draper near I-15. The Bangerter Highway interchanges are meant to be more efficient, but it can be a weird experience for a driver to cross over and essentially drive on the other side of the road with left-hand turns. As mentioned before, I’m not saying this led to the West Jordan car accident, but all factors should be looked at.

Another time to exercise caution is in construction zones. Drive slow- simple advice, yet many drivers fly through construction zones. Besides construction workers being present, lane changes and traffic patterns often change, which can lead to a mistake and a car accident.

I hope we don’t have more car accidents like this West Jordan car accident during the holiday season. Please drive safe. Fox 13 news Car Crash