Accident Jams Traffic at Point of the Mountain

Accident Jams Traffic at Point of the Mountain

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(KSL News) -- A bad accident brought traffic to a halt near the Point of the Mountain this afternoon, and it's amazing that no one was killed.

Accident Jams Traffic at Point of the Mountain

A south-bound semi truck jack-knifed just south of the summit when its driver slammed on the brakes when he noticed traffic backing.

Ahead of him one car had pulled off the side of the freeway with a flat tire and another motorist had stopped to help.

Bill Beach, Stopped to Help: "We had just come to a complete stop to help them change the tire, and the second I was, I hadn't even gotten out of my seatbelt yet, and I was getting ready to open the door. And I opened the door, and you see, with the car, it would've probably, I would've been dead."

Accident Jams Traffic at Point of the Mountain

One car went right under the semi. Its driver had to be extricated. He was lifeflighted to LDS Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. The other injuries were minor.

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