A cement truck collided with a passenger car on March 3, 2010, in Weber County, Utah, leaving Robert Davis, the driver of the cement truck, and Klint Peterson of West Haven in serious to critical condition. According to KSL News, the Utah accident happened at the intersection of 1200 South and 3500 West in unincorporated Weber County. Details are sketchy, but early reports suggest that the passenger car may have not yielded at a stop sign or simply gone through it without seeing the cement truck. The speed limit for the cement truck was reported to have been 55 miles per hour. Peterson was flown by helicopter to the University Hospital in Salt Lake City.
I extend my best wishes to both of these men, especially Klint Peterson, who is reported to be in critical condition at this time.
In a contest between a cement truck and a passenger car or truck, the passenger vehicle will often be the losing vehicle. However, the cement truck driver could also sustain a serious injury since there is little to no “crush” that occurs when the truck is hit. That appears to have been the case in this accident.
Ron Kramer is a Utah personal injury and accident lawyer practicing throughout the state. Call the Kramer Law Group today at 801-666-3959 for a free consultation if you are in need of a Utah truck accident attorney.