Driver extricated after weather leads to 3-vehicle collision on I-215

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah, Jan. 20, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The driver of a Ford F-250 lost control of his truck on a snowy, slick Interstate 215 late Friday night and spun sideways across the lanes of traffic.

Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lawrence Hopper told Gephardt Daily the truck was northbound at about 5300 South when it slid and ended up perpendicular to traffic.

The F-250 didn’t hit anything, but a smaller Ford F-150 was unable to stop and T-boned it, followed by a sedan, which side-swiped the F-150.

Hopper said it created quite a scene and blocked traffic for awhile, because the driver of the F-150 had to be extricated from the vehicle and was taken to the hospital in “bravo,” or fair-to-good, condition with cuts to the leg and head.

No one else was injured in the crash.

Hopper said the accident was definitely weather-related, and it wasn’t yet known if anyone would be cited.

A Ford F-250 slid on northbound I-215 on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018., and went sideways on the road. Two more vehicles were unable to stop and also crashed. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner


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