Police: Woman injured when truck driver runs light in West Valley City

Police said a 66-year-old woman was transported to the hospital in critical, but stable, condition after her vehicle was struck by a truck that ran a red light at 3800 South and Redwood Road in West Valley City on Friday, May 11, 2018. Photo courtesy: Tim Pulley

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, May 11, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A 66-year-old woman was transported to the hospital Friday after her vehicle was struck by a pickup truck at 3800 South and Redwood Road.

West Valley City Police Sgt. Scott Arnold said the crash happened at about 1:15 p.m. as the woman, driving a Camaro, made a left-hand turn to go north on Redwood Road.

Arnold said witnesses told police the southbound pickup truck ran the red light and hit the Camaro on the driver’s side.

The woman had to be extricated from the car and was taken to the hospital in “critical but stable condition” with unknown injuries, Arnold said. He told reporters the woman was conscious and talking after the crash, and complained of back pain.

He added that the extrication caused additional damage to the Camaro, making it “look worse than it was.”

The driver of the truck did not need to be transported. He was cited for a red light violation.

The weather was not a factor in the accident, and police do not suspect impairment.

In a later conversation, WVCPD Lt. Steve Burke told Gephardt Daily that no further information was available on the woman’s condition, but he said police are usually notified if an injured person’s condition worsens.




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