Helper, UT (October 7, 2023) – One person was severely hurt as a result of a fiery truck accident that occurred in Helper on Friday, October 6.
At around 10:30 a.m., the Utah Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a major accident that occurred on US Highway 6.
Collision reports provided by UHP show that two semi-truck tractor-trailers collided on the highway just north of Helper. The impact of the crash caused one of the vehicles to catch on fire near milepost 228.
The incident forced the closure of both directions of traffic on the highway as emergency crews provided assistance on-site.
One truck driver was severely hurt in the crash. The victim was airlifted from the scene and flown to a local medical center for emergency care.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.
Truck accidents are the cause of countless injuries every day here in Utah. Unfortunately, we see a significant number of people hurt as a result of truck crashes that are entirely preventable.
Driver error is one of the most common causes of truck accidents on our roads today. With their large size and weight, trucks can be difficult to handle, especially in hazardous conditions or when drivers are not paying full attention.
One of the most common driver errors that lead to accidents is distracted driving. This can include activities like talking on the phone, texting, or even eating while operating the vehicle. Taking your eyes off the road ahead for even a moment can have significant consequences.
Speeding is another common factor in many truck accidents across the United States. Truck drivers often feel pressured to meet tight delivery deadlines. As a result, they may choose to exceed the speed limit, which can have deadly consequences.
Other common factors in truck accidents include fatigue, inexperience, and negligent maintenance.
Unfortunately, many of the truck accidents that we see take place leave victims with serious injuries that affect their lives forever. If you have been harmed as a result of a truck accident, a tractor-trailer accident lawyer may be able to help you pursue legal action. It is crucial to seek legal guidance right away.
At Burg Simpson, we are dedicated to helping our clients who have been injured in truck accidents. Our fearless truck accident lawyers have the knowledge and determination to fight for your rights and hold those responsible accountable for their actions. We believe that everyone deserves justice and fair compensation for their injuries. Our goal is not only to win your case but also to support you on your journey toward healing and recovery. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation at (888) 895-2080. Let us be your fearless advocate in seeking the justice and compensation you deserve.
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