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Slick roads blamed for car accident in Salt Lake


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Slippery roads led to a violent car crash in Salt Lake City this morning.

The accident happened at the intersection of 1700 South and 1000 East. According to one of the drivers, it happened in a split second. But getting everyone to the hospital took a little longer.

Police believe the driver of a black car passed through the stop sign, possibly due to wet and slick roads. The car was T-boned by a pickup truck driven by John Barnhill.

Barnhill was lucky and walked away from the accident. The impact of the crash compacted the car in such a way the female driver couldn't get out.

About a dozen emergency workers carefully cut her out of the car by removing the roof and took her to the hospital. She's expected to be OK.

Police are still investigating if any citations will be issued. But it's another reminder to slow down during this wet weather we keep getting.

E-mail: sdallof@ksl.com

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Sarah Dallof

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