Everyday semi-trucks on the road appear harmless, but quickly turn deadly when your vehicle or the truck goes out of control. Large truck accidents more frequently than is widely published. Every 16 minutes in the United States, a person dies or sustains injuries in accidents involving 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, or semi-trucks. The Salt Lake Tribune reported an accident on I-15 around 11600 south near draper around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon.
A woman was trying to pass a Semi-truck that was carrying an oversize load when her car clipped the rig of the truck and caused her to roll. The woman was pinned inside the car and had to be cut out by rescue crews. (read more) Accidents like this can cause both visible and unseen injuries that can seriously affect your health. Besides the blood that is immediately obvious from open wounds, major impacts with another vehicle at high speeds can throw your body around causing it to move in positions outside its natural form. These types of accidents throw the spine out of alignment. The spine houses the central nervous system, and any interruption of the nerve signals to the brain slows the bodies ability to heal.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a Semi-truck accident we reccomend that you not wait a second longer before calling and making an appointment with Utah’s leading Auto Accident physician, Dr. Dirk Woodmansee. Spinal injuries left unattended only get more aggravated with time and less likely to heal 100%. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and X-ray.