Five juveniles injured after car drove from dead-end road onto Bangerter Highway

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SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, June 16, 2024 (Gephardt Daily) — Five juveniles were hospitalized Sunday morning after their car drove off a dead-end street, down a hill covered with tall weeds, and onto Bangerter Highway at about 10200 South.

The car crossed multiple lanes and crashed through roadway barriers, causing a metal and concrete debris field that caused two additional accidents, South Jordan Police Sgt. Mark Squire told Gephardt Daily. The injuries caused by the debris field were not serious, Squire said.

The incident was dispatched at 2:30 a.m.

“We received a report of a vehicle that had rolled on Bangerter,” Squire said. “Initial arriving officers found five juvenile occupants of that vehicle had critical injuries. All occupants were transported to local hospitals.”

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Four have been released, and one remains hospitalized, in serious but stable condition, Squire said. Car occupants were boys and girls, he said.

“The South Valley crash team is investigating it right now,” Squire said. “We believe speed is a factor, and we are also investigating impairments.”

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The juveniles’ car “entered from a side street, and it went through several medians, or jersey barriers, as they’re called, and the debris field from that caused two other accidents to occur, minor injuries were sustained.”

Squire said the scene was cleared by 9:30 or 10 a.m. Sunday.

“UDOT sent out a front loader for all the debris from the concrete that was damaged.”


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