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All Lanes Reopen After Semi-truck Rolls On Bangerter Highway

Jun 14, 2019, 10:55 AM | Updated: 12:52 pm

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – A semi-truck loaded with Coca-Cola crashed into another vehicle and then rolled over Friday morning, sending one person to the hospital with minor injuries.

The incident happened at 9:04 a.m. at the intersection of 9800 South and Bangerter Highway.

According to South Jordan Police, witnesses reported the southbound semi-truck failed to stop at a light. It then struck an eastbound passenger car and rolled. The trailer of the truck blocked all the lanes on the southbound side of the highway.

Photo: Dave Robinson

Photo: Dave Robinson

The driver of the truck, a 51-year-old man from Sandy, was checked by paramedics on scene. He was issued a citation for the red light violation. The driver of the car, a 29-year-old man from South Jordan, was transported to the hospital evaluation.

“As Bangerter Highway continues to be converted to a freeway-style roadway, we are seeing the speeds increase along the highway coupled with increasing red light violations at locations where signals are still present,” Sgt. Samuel Winkler, South Jordan Police, said in a media release. “Please follow the speed limit and be prepared to stop.”

Crews were able to get the truck upright and moved shortly after 11 a.m. All southbound lanes were open by noon.

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All Lanes Reopen After Semi-truck Rolls On Bangerter Highway