Kanosh, UT (April 05, 2021) – Officers from the Utah Highway Patrol were called to the scene of an accident near Kanosh that left one man critically injured on Saturday, April 3rd.
Sources reported that a Nissan driving erratically in the northbound lanes of Interstate 15, alternating its speed between 30 and 100 miles per hour, weaving in and out of lanes, nearly hitting multiple vehicles.
As the Nissan passed a Ford pick-up truck towing a camper in the righthand lane, it suddenly swerved to the left and collided with the back of the Ford. The force of the impact pushed the Ford off the side of the interstate, causing the truck to overturn and its roof to cave in, which trapped the driver inside.
Once the driver was extricated, first responders performed life-saving measures and transported him to Fillmore Hospital in critical condition. From there, he was airlifted to Utah Valley Hospital.
The female occupant of the Ford sustained non-critical injuries.
The Nissan’s driver and sole occupant received minor injuries.
UHP is investigating speed and impaired driving as factors in this accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
From 2018 to 2019, arrests of drivers who were under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs fell by 4%. The majority of these arrests occurred in the Wasatch Front, with the counties of Salt Lake, Davis, Utah, and Weber accounting for as much as 70% of Utah’s drunk driving arrests. Meanwhile, all other counties accounted for only 30% of the state’s drunk drivers, a total that is disproportionate to the region’s population.
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