Two Children Hospitalized After Vehicle Rolls Into Jordan River
Aug 9, 2020, 9:40 AM
(FILE photo KSL TV)
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Two juveniles had to be extricated and sent to the hospital after the vehicle they were in rolled into the Jordan River.
The incident happened around 900 South, just west of the Interstate 215 overpass Saturday night.
Sgt. Andrew Cluff with the Salt Lake City Police Department said a 20-year-old driver was westbound on Indiana Avenue when they lost control near Delong Street.
The driver lost control, exited the street and rolled the 2007 Dodge Caliber. It came to a rest upside down in the Jordan River.
There were four juvenile passengers in the vehicle with the driver. The driver and two passengers were able to get out of the car on their own.
A 15-year-old and 2-year-old became trapped and needed to be extricated.
Police officers and firefighters from the Salt Lake City Fire Department were able to pull them from the river. Both suffered critical injuries and were transported to the hospital for treatment.
Sgt. Cluff said the exact cause of the crash was under investigation. They believed excessive speed was involved.
No charges were expected to be filed.