Car, propane tanker collide; 1 in serious condition

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WEST JORDAN — A collision between a fuel tanker and a passenger car left one person with serious injuries.

Around 8:45 a.m. Saturday morning, a man driving a Toyota Avalon attempted to turn left on 7800 South and 1800 West into a McDonald's restaurant parking lot. The car crashed into a tanker hauling propane, and the truck rolled as a result of the collision. An iWitness photo shows the tanker on its side.

The man driving the Avalon was taken via medical helicopter to an area hospital with serious injuries. He is expected to survive.

The truck's driver had only minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital.

According to West Jordan police, some of the propane spilled onto the roadway, and the fuel company had to empty the propane tank before they could tow the tanker, closing the road for some time. It has since been reopened.

Top image: William Steagall, through iWitness


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