Category: car crash

Person hospitalized after Draper crash

DRAPER, Utah — Police responded to a crash near 12100 South and 700 East Thursday and one person was taken to the hospital, according to dispatch.

FOX 13 has a crew heading to the scene.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as new information becomes available.

Passersby rescue man after car rolls into Logan River

LOGAN CANYON, Utah — First responders revived a man after a car with four occupants crashed and rolled into the Logan River Thursday evening.

Utah Highway Patrol states the crash occurred around 6:25 a.m. on US 89 on at mile marker 473 when the driver of the vehicle faile dto negotiated a curve near Logan Cave.

The car rolled into the river, and passersby helped them get out of the water. CPR was performed on one man.

The man, another adult, and two juveniles were taken to Logan Regional Hospital and no update on their conditions was given.

Sgt. Nick Street with Utah Highway Patrol said the road had recently been repaved and that, along with heavy rain, likely led to extremely slick conditions.

Truck crashes through Kearns sound barrier wall

KEARNS, Utah — A Kearns family has a big mess in their yard tonight after a truck crashed through a sound barrier last night and took off.

Now, James Chipp and his wife are trying to figure out who will replace the wall.

Chipp said investigators found the bumper of the truck and some sheetrock tools at the scene and he hopes police can find whoever did this.

“It does affect me,” he said. “I have to put up a temporary barrier until we can get the county up here to see what our options are.”

Unified Police is investigating the crash while UDOT and Salt Lake County are looking into what will happen with the wall.

Ogden man saves woman after cow-involved car crash

OGDEN, Utah – A woman is recovering after crashing into a cow in Ogden Monday night, but it may have been a different story if it weren’t for a heroic young man who was in the right place at the right time.

On Monday night around 10:00 p.m., Bailey Simank was driving along 5300 West in Ogden when he heard a loud noise.

“I see a truck come flying by and end up hitting the bar ditch and rolling over,” Simank said.

Simank said the woman hit a cow.

“The cow was black and it was late at night,” he said.

Without a second thought, he jumped into action.

“I went out there and helped her out. I don’t know. If it was me I’d want somebody to stop and help,” Simank said.

The vehicle was in the ditch, submerged in water, but he managed to pull her out. Then he called his mom, Cynthia Surrage.

“He was just panicked and didn’t know who to call and I know what to do in those situations so mom was the first call,” Surrage said.

Then he called 911.

“She was pretty shook up. Panicked,” Simank said.

The woman didn’t speak English, but luckily Surrage is bilingual and was able to talk to her and calm her down while they waited for the ambulance to arrive.

“Where she was hurting, where her injuries were. I was checking her out, trying to keep her calm. Put a blanket on her to keep her warm,” Surrage said.

Luckily, she walked away with minor injuries.

“I was expecting the truck to look way worse than it did,” Simank said.

However, the really lucky part of this story was that Simank was in the right place at the right time and willing to step in and help.

“Had nobody witnessed it or seen it happen it could’ve been hours if not the next morning until somebody may have found her because you couldn’t see her vehicle at all upside down in the bar ditch,” Surrage said.

FOX 13 spoke with the son of the victim and he said she’s still in some pain, but incredibly grateful. She’s a private person and didn’t want to share her story publicly, but she does plan on reaching out to the family and thanking them, once she’s fully healed.

Ogden man saves woman after cow-involved car crash

OGDEN, Utah – A woman is recovering after crashing into a cow in Ogden Monday night, but it may have been a different story if it weren’t for a heroic young man who was in the right place at the right time.

On Monday night around 10:00 p.m., Bailey Simank was driving along 5300 West in Ogden when he heard a loud noise.

“I see a truck come flying by and end up hitting the bar ditch and rolling over,” Simank said.

Simank said the woman hit a cow.

“The cow was black and it was late at night,” he said.

Without a second thought, he jumped into action.

“I went out there and helped her out. I don’t know. If it was me I’d want somebody to stop and help,” Simank said.

The vehicle was in the ditch, submerged in water, but he managed to pull her out. Then he called his mom, Cynthia Surrage.

“He was just panicked and didn’t know who to call and I know what to do in those situations so mom was the first call,” Surrage said.

Then he called 911.

“She was pretty shook up. Panicked,” Simank said.

The woman didn’t speak English, but luckily Surrage is bilingual and was able to talk to her and calm her down while they waited for the ambulance to arrive.

“Where she was hurting, where her injuries were. I was checking her out, trying to keep her calm. Put a blanket on her to keep her warm,” Surrage said.

Luckily, she walked away with minor injuries.

“I was expecting the truck to look way worse than it did,” Simank said.

However, the really lucky part of this story was that Simank was in the right place at the right time and willing to step in and help.

“Had nobody witnessed it or seen it happen it could’ve been hours if not the next morning until somebody may have found her because you couldn’t see her vehicle at all upside down in the bar ditch,” Surrage said.

FOX 13 spoke with the son of the victim and he said she’s still in some pain, but incredibly grateful. She’s a private person and didn’t want to share her story publicly, but she does plan on reaching out to the family and thanking them, once she’s fully healed.

Witnesses recount car crash that hospitalized two men in SLC

SALT LAKE CITY — Two men have been hospitalized after a car crashed into them while they were trying to hook up a tow strap between two cars parked in a Salt Lake City neighborhood.

Salt Lake City Police said the accident happened just before 5 o’clock Friday night. Shortly after, bystanders could be seen watching in horror as crews worked to clean up what was left of a car crash that sent two men to the hospital.

“I just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time I guess,” said Heather Woodward, who was walking to the bus stop when the crash happened.

Police said two men were hooking up a tow strap between a green Dodge pickup truck and a yellow sedan that were parallel parked facing east on 1000 North near 1500 West.

“I was walked passed the cars and I saw two men laying on the road, to hook a tow strap up,” Woodward said. “The truck was in front and the truck was backing up.”

Stacey Decker was behind the wheel of that green Dodge truck.

“I remember just backing up and then next thing you know I hear a screech and then a big crash and I flew forward from the impact of the car hitting my truck,” Decker said.

A gray Nissan Altima was heading westbound in the same area when it left its lane, crossed over traffic and crashed into the two cars.

“I turned around as soon as I heard the screech and that’s when I saw everything,” Woodward said.

What happened next left both Heather and Stacey speechless.

“It [the gray Nissan] ran over both of them and pushed the yellow car on top of the lawn,” Woodward said.

“I heard the men screaming, they were in pain, they were moaning, they were like, ‘Help me! Help me!’ and I didn’t know what to do, I was freaking out,” said Woodward.

Both men were pinned between the cars.

“Couldn’t even move, just didn’t even know where they [were], didn’t know what had happened,” Decker said. “I didn’t think they were going to make it, honestly.”

Police said an investigation is underway to determine what caused the Nissan driver to swerve out of his lane to the other side of the road.

Still, these ladies are thankful that this accident didn’t turn fatal.

“I’m just glad everybody’s okay,” said.

Salt Lake Police hope drivers will learn from this accident, to prevent more like it from happening in the future.

“We want people to pay attention when they’re driving, be conscious of their surroundings, I know it’s a beautiful day and we all want to get home from work and enjoy that weekend, but we’ve got to be safe doing it,” said Salt Lake City Police Detective Greg Wilking.

Both men were taken to the hospital, one in more serious condition than the other. At last report, police said both men are expected to survive.

Mock crash teaches seat belt safety

MAPLETON, Utah – A mock crash in Mapleton Wednesday hit close to home because it replicated a real crash that happened almost two years ago, involving a senior at Maple Mountain High School, a day before her graduation.

“Be safe. Please be safe. Don’t drive impaired,” said the victim’s father, Devin Shaw.

It’s a heartfelt plea from a heartbroken father.

“She loved people. She’s an amazing kid. Couldn’t have asked for a better daughter,” Shaw said.

Kathrynn Shaw died in a car accident two years ago on May 22. Police say a 17-year-old boy who was under the influence hit the car Shaw was riding in, killing her almost instantly.

That crash was re-enacted today for students at Maple Mountain High School.

The young woman pretending to be Shaw, Gabi Smith, knew her well. They were on the drill team together.

“When you were around her, she just glowed and like I miss her so much and everybody else does but you can feel she`s here today,” Smith said.

No details were spared as first responders arrived on scene, desperately trying to save these young lives. There was even a funeral.

A painfully realistic exercise designed to teach an important lesson to these impressionable teens.

“It’s so important to drive safe and not drink and buckle your seatbelt because it can mean the difference between life and death,” said Smith.

A lesson Devin Shaw had to learn the hard way.

“It’s going to be a hard day but again if we can save just one person, one person`s life, one family from going through the loss and pain that we have its worth it,” Shaw said.

In the two-car crash two years ago, each vehicle had three teenagers inside, but the other five had their seatbelts on and only suffered minor injuries. Shaw was not wearing hers and was thrown from the car.

Serious crash reported in Centerville

CENTERVILLE, Utah – Centerville Police said a serious crash involving a motorcycle and a vehicle occurred Wednesday evening at the intersection of Parrish Lane and Market Place Drive.

Police are asking the public to avoid the area.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as new information becomes available.