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Crash in Fruit Heights Sends Several People to the Hospital

Crash in Fruit Heights Sends Several People to the Hospital


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Sandra Yi ReportingSeveral people are hurt following an accident on Highway 89 at 200 North in Fruit Heights.

Troopers say the driver of the pickup was heading north on Highway 89. Witnesses say that when the light turned yellow, the driver accelerated and then collided with the UTA bus which was turning east on 400 north.

Upon impact, the driver of the pickup truck was partially ejected. The truck then hit another car, and the driver of the pickup was then thrown out of his vehicle. He was airlifted to the hospital in serious condition.

Troopers are trying to find out who is at fault. Sgt. Jeff Willmore of the Utah Highway Patrol says, "We need to find out what color the light actually was when the truck entered the intersection. That prohibits, if the light is red, that prohibits a vehicle from entering the intersection on a red light."

Troopers say there were seven passengers on that bus; two of them were taken to the hospital, along with the bus driver and the driver of the passenger car. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

Investigators are now planning to reconstruct the scene here and determine what color that light was when the crash happened.

The intersection has been cleared, and traffic in the area is back to normal.

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