Man Traveling Nearly 100 MPH Goes Airborne Off Mountain View Corridor

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RIVERTON, Utah, Jan. 13, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — A 23-year-old man is in serious condition after police say he veered off Mountain View Corridor, went airborne, then rolled his SUV.

According to Unified Police Department Lt. Lex Bell, a man called 911 at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday after witnessing the driver of the SUV veer off Mountain View Corridor near Porter Rockwell Road (15000 South), crash through a fence and roll.

“The witness said the driver was traveling at about 100 mph at the time of the accident,” Bell said. “We are uncertain what caused him to veer off the road.”

Bell said the driver had to be extricated and had an obvious broken femur.

“Because it took a while to free the driver from the vehicle, and the extent of his injuries, LifeFlight was called in to transport him to Intermountain Medical Center,” Bell said.

Bell said officers did find evidence inside the vehicle that suggest the driver was under the influence of drugs, but an investigation is ongoing.  A DUI status has not been officially determined.

The driver has not been identified at this time. He is listed in serious condition and is expected to survive.


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