LEHI, Utah, June 1, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A woman and three children were transported to hospitals Friday after the minivan they were in was rear-ended by a full-size Ford pickup truck.
The crash occurred at about 5:40 p.m. at the intersection of Pioneer Crossing and 1700 West, according to Lehi Police Patrol Sgt. Thayne Call.
The minivan had been stopped at the light, but it appears the light had just changed and the minivan had started to move forward when the truck crashed into the back of it, Call said.
The force of the impact pushed the minivan quite some distance along Pioneer Crossing.
The driver of the minivan and two children were taken to Mountain Point Medical Center in unknown condition.
A third child in the minivan, a 7-year-old boy, was transported by helicopter to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. He was taken to the trauma center in critical condition with head and neck injuries, Call said.
The driver of the truck, also a woman, was not injured and was cooperating with police.
The accident is still under investigation, but officials do not suspect drugs or alcohol to be factors in the crash.
Call said everyone was properly restrained in their vehicles.
Traffic was shut down in all directions while the helicopter was at the scene. Afterward, the westbound lanes were opened, but investigators remained at the accident site and eastbound traffic was blocked.
Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as more information becomes available.