WEST JORDAN, Utah, Sept. 27, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — West Jordan Police are investigating a devastating truck-pedestrian accident near 7800 S. 3000 West, which sent a woman to the hospital with life-threatening injuries early Thursday morning.
According to West Jordan Police Officer Scott List, a husband-and-wife truck driving team out of Idaho was trying to deliver a load of sod about 6:30 a.m., when they realized they had driven past their destination and needed to turn around.
Witnesses told police the woman jumped from the truck and was trying to direct her husband as he backed up the big rig onto 7800 South, when she was hit by a westbound pick-up truck.
List said the husband rushed to his wife’s side, but as he did, he failed to engage the truck’s parking brake.
The semi rolled across a strip mall parking lot, jumping a couple of dividers before slamming into a storefront pillar. No one was injured in that crash.
Investigators say the driver of the pick-up stopped at the scene and was cooperating with police. They say it appears he had no chance to stop and hit the woman trucker while driving “at full speed” on 7800 South.
Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.