dump truckA dump truck crash on Highway 89 was reported to have caused traffic blockage at the northbound entrance from I-15 to Farmington Monday morning.

Utah Highway Patrol troopers disclosed that the dump truck was traveling on I-15 and veered to the right. The news report indicated the truck somehow tipped on its side and spilled asphalt on the roadway.  This caused the roadway to be closed by authorities so crews could clean the spillage, an endevour which took a little over two hours.  The road reopened at 1:40 PM.

The driver of the truck was identified as a 53 year old.  He was treated on the scene and then released. His passenger was described as a 32 year old man who sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital according to the article.

The occupants of the dump truck were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. The report did not provide additional explanation for the accident.  No other motorists were involved.

Christensen & Hymas is thankful the accident did not result in serious injuries.We encourage everyone to travel safely and regularly check your vehicle for possible mechanical failures (check our articles on regular maintenance here.)

Christensen & Hymas helps people who have suffered injuries due to the recklessness and negligence of another.  Call us at (801)-506-0800 for a free initial consultation. It is not easy to be involved in an accident and face the draining cost of hospitalization and other related expenses. For this reason we encourage anyone who is in similar situation to immediately consult a personal injury lawyer. It is to your advantage you get the best legal advice to ensure that your claims will be processed correctly and that you can get the compensation you deserve.

Original article by Fox 13.

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