2nd truck in less than week crashes into storage buildings in Garden City

A dump truck driver required extraction after an accident in Garden City on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Photo: Twitter/GoBearLake

GARDEN CITY, Utah, Aug. 20, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A dump truck driver required extraction Tuesday afternoon after his vehicle crashed into storage buildings in Garden City, the second such incident in less than a week.

The dump truck, which was hauling asphalt, lost its brakes coming east down northbound U.S. Highway 89 at mile marker 499 at the T-intersection of North Bear Lake Boulevard at approximately 2:30 p.m., said a press release from Utah Highway Patrol.

“The truck drove through the intersection, through a parking lot in Raspberry Square and impacted three garages belonging to a condominium complex,” the press release said.

The passenger side tires were on fire and had to be extinguished.

The driver and passenger were treated by medical personal at the scene and released.

Brake failure is believed to be factor in the accident, officials said.

The previous crash Thursday occurred in the same area, according to UHP.

A semi lost its brakes as it approached the intersection and drove into the same storage buildings.

The driver sustained serious but non life-threatening injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital.

Garden City is a town in northwestern Rich County on the shores of Bear Lake.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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