One Killed in Three-Vehicle Accident on Mountain View Corridor in West Valley City, UT
West Valley City, UT — December 29, 2022, a 30-year-old man died in a three-vehicle collision involving a semi-truck on Mountain View Corridor.
Authorities say the incident happened around 2:00 p.m. on northbound Mountain View at 4100 South. Preliminary investigation suggests a tractor-trailer was traveling on the freeway when it crashed into the rear of the victim's Honda Civic for unknown reasons. The impact pushed the Honda into a third vehicle.
The Honda driver suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Minor injuries reported for all others involved.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
If the limited details in reports are accurate and a big rig crashed into the back of the victim's car, it seems the most likely explanation would be the trucker simply screwed up somehow. However, just because that's possible, even plausible, doesn't mean it can be taken for granted. Only careful investigation and clear facts should ultimately tell the story of what happened on Mountain View Corridor.
It's also dangerous to think things are so straightforward that there's no need to get those facts. Many people have figured their situation was so clear-cut that a trucking company would have no choice but to help them, only to be rudely shocked when they were told in so many words to kick rocks.
A trucking company's stubbornness shouldn't be underestimated after a wreck, no matter how damning the early reports might look. In all my years of dealing with truck accidents I've encountered just one firm that admitted fault and tried to make things right without a long battle. That's why I try to inform people about the challenges they might face in situations like this. Click below to learn more.