U-Haul driver injured when semi slides into I-80 accident site

Photo: Uinta County Fire and Ambulance

UINTA COUNTY, Wyoming, Feb. 24, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Drivers are being reminded to give emergency personnel a wide berth along area highways — especially those who are responding to winter roadside emergencies.

The warning from law enforcement was issued Sunday morning after a semi slid off Interstate 80 east of Evanston and slammed into a U-Haul truck that was being towed from a snow-covered median.

The driver of the U-Haul was hit and injured, according to a statement by Uinta County Fire and Ambulance. He was transported to Evanston Regional Hospital in serious condition.

The tow driver managed to run to safety.

The driver of the out-of-control semi also escaped injury.

Wyoming officials say high winds are causing sections of roadway to remain very slick. They’re asking drivers to slow down, to exercise caution and to move over for all highway personnel working at the side of the road.

Photo: Uinta County Fire and Ambulance

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