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Pickup Truck Rollover Injures Motorist

Pickup Truck Rollover Injures Motorist

Posted - Dec. 25, 2003 at 5:01 p.m.



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(KSL News) A man is spending Christmas day in the hospital after rolling his pickup truck three times at more than 100 miles per hour.

The man was flown to LDS hospital, where he is in serious condition.

Witnesses say the truck he was driving passed them quickly, heading southbound on I-15 near Lehi. The driver then lost control when he tried to slow down for traffic, and rolled the truck.

According to troopers at the scene, the driver violated the three top 'no-no's' of highway safety.

Gary Caldwell /Utah Highway Patrol: "Three major causes of accidents: Following distance, unsafe lane changes and speeding related crashes is number three. When you get all three of those combined with alcohol, it's a scenario for tragedy."

The driver admitted to drinking and driving. He will likely be cited for that, and for speeding and reckless driving.

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