Injuries Reported in DUI Truck Accident on SR-201 in Magna, UT
Magna, UT -- July 7, 2022, injuries were reported as the result of an accident where an allegedly impaired truck driver crashed on SR-201.
According to reports, the crash took place at around 1:45 p.m. along State Route 201 and 7200 West. Investigators said that a dump truck traveling along the highway cut off another vehicle, and the two vehicles collided.
Following the crash, reports say that there were non-serious injuries. Police suspect that the truck driver involved was driving under the influence at the time. Investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on DUI Truck Accident on SR-201 in Magna
It's obviously serious to see someone accused of driving while impaired while behind the wheel of a commercial truck. If it's true that's what happened here, then simply arresting the truck driver may not be telling the whole story. Investigations often show a driver who is intoxicated in a work vehicle does so frequently. That's something employers should generally be able to catch, which gives concerns that there may be a company involved here too inept to keep up with their drivers or reckless enough to ignore something as serious as substance abuse issues. Is that something authorities looked into here?