Semi rolls on Bangerter Highway, delays traffic for hours in South Jordan

A semi rolled and stopped traffic on June 14, 2019 in South Jordan. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Jett Scott

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, June 14, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The southbound lanes of Bangerter Highway were closed for several hours on Friday morning after a semi crashed into a passenger car.

South Jordan Police reported the accident happened about 9 a.m. at Bangerter and 9800 South.

“Based upon witness statements and statements of both drivers, the semi-truck was proceeding southbound on Bangerter Highway and failed to stop for a red light at 9800 South,” a South Jordan Police Department statement says.

“As the semi was passing through the red light, it struck an eastbound passenger car. The collision resulted in the semi-truck rolling over.”

The driver, a 51-year-old man from Sandy, and his passenger, a 20-year-old man from South Jordan, were checked by paramedics on scene for minor injuries. The car driver was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

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The driver was ticketed for the red-light violation.

“As Bangerter Highway continues to be converted into a freeway-style roadway, we are seeing the speeds increased along the highway coupled with increased red-light violations at locations where signals are still present,” said Sgt. Samuel Winkler, SJPD, in a prepared statement.

“Please follow the speed limit and be prepared to stop.”

Moving the truck and clearing the scene took until about 11:30 a.m.

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