Two Injured in Truck Accident on Washington Parkway in Washington, UT
Washington, UT -- June 29, 2022, two people were injured after an accident where a minivan and a semi-truck crashed on Washington Parkway.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 4:00 p.m. in the area of Washington Parkway and Grapevine Crossing Road.
Investigators said that a westbound minivan may have failed to stop at the intersection, resulting in a collision with a northbound semi-truck.
Two people from the minivan were taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries. No other injuries were reported. At this time, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Semi-Truck Accident on Washington Parkway
Looking at the most up to date images of this stretch of road, it seems pretty likely that the minivan simply went through a stop sign, leading to the collision. I certainly don't have evidence saying otherwise, but I also learned a long time ago to take early reports like these with a grain of salt. There's no telling when something unusual will happen that authorities overlooked.
A while back, for example, I was looking into a crash where a man reportedly ran a stop sign, and a truck hit and killed him. Weeks later following independent investigations, however, it turned out that there wasn't even a stop sign there. Construction crews there earlier in the day removed the signs while working, then forgot to put them back when they left. So how exactly did the victim run a stop sign?
I'm certainly not saying anything like that happened here, but there's simply no way to be sure until all the facts are clear. Whether or not authorities were thorough enough here remains to be seen, but it would be far from the first time a crash like this required more thorough independent investigations.