PORTAGE - By Ellen Cook, Headliner Media Specialist, January 3, 2022
The driver of a semi hauling ice melt suffered injuries Monday night, January 3, when his vehicle drifted off I-15, hit a parked car and then tipped over, spilling the trailer content.
The accident happened just before 7 p.m., at MM 391, according to Corporal Jack Jessop with Utah Highway Patrol. The driver, 54, was northbound when he left the freeway and struck the abandoned vehicle. The owner of that vehicle had left the area earlier to get a replacement tire for one that had gone flat, so was not inside or onsite when the accident occurred.
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The impact caused the semi to toppled onto its side, pinning the driver. Portage EMTs and Plymouth ambulance responded to the scene. Garland was called to help with extrication.
Because the driver had been trapped for a prolonged period, a medical helicopter was requested as a precaution, but crews were able to free the man. He was transported to Bear River Valley Hospital and later flown to another hospital.