Man in Critical Condition After Head-On Collision With Semi

The accident happened early Sunday morning.

SOLDIER SUMMIT, Utah (ABC4 News) Two people were sent to the hospital after a head-on collision between a pickup and a semi on US 6 Sunday morning. 

Utah Highway Patrol said the accident happened at approximately 7:45 a.m. when a red Toyota pickup was headed east on SR-6 at Soldier Summit and was traveling too fast for the road conditions and lost control.

The pickup crossed the center line and struck a semi that was traveling westbound on SR-6 in the same area. The impact spun the Toyota around and pushed it towards the edge of the road.

The driver, a female adult, was ejected during the collision and was transported by ground ambulance to the hospital. 

Her male passenger was transported by helicopter to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in critical condition. Troopers believe that neither the driver or her passenger were wearing seat belts.

Shortly after the accident, the driver of a Buick passenger car who was headed east on SR-6 at the same location, lost control. The Buick went off the road and struck the Toyota pickup that had previously landed in a snow bank.

Neither the driver of the Semi nor the driver of the Buick were injured.

Troopers have a message for drivers during inclement weather:

"UHP would remind all drivers of the need to adjust their speeds for the existing road conditions. The posted speed limit only applies to dry, clear conditions. When the road is covered with snow or ice, drivers should significantly reduce their speed and be on the lookout for collisions. The presence of a crashed vehicle ahead likely indicates an especially hazardous area and extreme caution is appropriate."


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