Officers Investigate Unusual Accident

Officers Investigate Unusual Accident

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Gene Kennedy Reporting Police couldn't believe it when they heard it-- a rollover accident on a residential street.

Lt. Dave Cracroft / Salt Lake City Police Dept.: "The car next to it, which gave him a ready-made ramp, caused the car to roll over."

By piecing things together, officers think they know how it happened. They just couldn't believe it did happen. Police don't get too many calls of a rollover in a neighborhood.

Officers Investigate Unusual Accident

The driver was southbound on Green Street when his car hit two vehicles at 2296 S. Green St.-- a pickup and a white car that served as a ramp, launching the man's car in the air.

Officers did a field sobriety test and say the driver didn't do well. They will at least process him for DUI and we'll see what comes of that.

At this point, they think he fell asleep behind the wheel or just wasn't paying attention.

Lt. Dave Cracroft/ Salt Lake City Police Dept.: "Very unusual. The speed limit is 25. I'm not an accident reconstructionist, but it appears to me he was going over the speed limit. But this wasn't a 50, 60, or 70 mile per hour crash."

Officers Investigate Unusual Accident

Emergency crews had to extricate the man from his car. Amazingly he only had a scratch to the forehead, but no serious injuries.

Luckily he didn't hit any homes. No one else was hurt.

But it was definitely startling for people who live near the accident scene off 2200 South.

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