Utah 18-wheeler accident – UPS 18-wheeler jack-knifed in Utah crash

Legal news for Utah 18-wheeler accident attorneys. A UPS semi-truck rear ended another big rig.

A United Parcel Service semi-truck crashed into another tractor-trailer in Utah.

Salt Lake City, UT—A violent crash on Interstate 84 involving two semi trucks left one person injured. Two people were miraculously able to walk away from the accident unscathed. The United Parcel Service (UPS) semi-truck slammed into the rear of another tractor-trailer around 8:36 a.m., on the westbound lanes of I-84 near mile marker 27, as reported by the Standard-Examiner.

The unidentified driver of the UPS 18-wheeler was reportedly traveling westbound on I-84, when, for unknown reasons, he failed to slow down as he was approaching slower moving traffic. A semi truck carrying crane parts was hit from behind by the UPS semi, who then jack-knifed after clipping the other semi’s rear right side. The crash was so violent that it ripped the cab of the UPS semi right off of its frame. The UPS driver suffered a potential traumatic brain injury (TBI) and was transported via emergency medical services (EMS) teams to Bear River Valley Hospital in Trenton for treatment. A passenger in the UPS big rig, who was in the sleeper of the cab at the time, managed to escape the wreck without injury. It is reported the two occupants of the UPS semi are from Colorado. The driver of the other tractor-trailer did not sustain any injuries. Police officials believed speed was the probable cause of the crash. Officials are currently investigating the two-vehicle wreck.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Utah 18-wheeler accident lawyers.