Police: Impairment suspected in South Jordan crash

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SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, Dec. 5, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A crash on southbound Bangerter Highway sent a man to the hospital late Monday night, and police say it happened because another driver blew through a red light.

South Jordan Police Sgt. Sam Winkler said a 46-year-old man driving an SUV failed to stop for a red light near 3645 West and 10400 South and crashed into a westbound vehicle that was in the middle of making a turn.

Winkler said the 40-year-old driver of the vehicle that was hit was transported to the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.

The driver who failed to stop for the light is from South Jordan, but his name has not been released.

“He’s being checked for impairment, which we suspect may be a factor in the crash,” Winkler said.


  1. Impaired? Maybe. More likely is the rampant and seemingly common habit of drivers in South Jordan to ignore red lights. I know this because I live in SoJo and witness it daily. Thankfully these two lived, someone else may not be so fortunate. Police in the area need to start hanging out tickets before a real tragedy occurs.


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