Reports state that the driver of a silver Honda was traveling west when they tried to avoid colliding with a van that had just pulled out in front of their vehicle. While trying to avoid that initial collision, the Honda sideswiped a large Ford pickup truck hauling a utility trailer, Utah Highway Patrol said.
The impact of the collision caused the truck to roll over, ejecting one of the three passengers, none of who were wearing their seat belts.
According to the Deseret News, one of the truck passengers, a man in his 50 was briefly pinned in the truck. The driver of the truck, a man in his 30s was also injured. They were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
The passenger that was ejected was a woman in her 20s and she sustained critical injuries. Police did not state what injuries this young woman suffered.
The Honda driver was also suffered minor injuries but was not hospitalized.
Police were forced to close down the westbound lanes of I-215 for a couple of hours while they investigated.
It is unclear what type of injuries the woman who was thrown from the truck suffered, but often in accidents involving an ejection the victims suffer from broken bones, spine and back injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.
All of these injuries, especially spine and brain injuries require extensive rehabilitation. The people suffering from these injuries often have to relearn skills that once came naturally. They can be in rehabilitation for months […]