Four Injured After Dump Truck Hits Power Pole In Bountiful
BOUNTIFUL, Utah – Two people were hospitalized and two more were injured after a dump truck plowed into a power pole and seven vehicles.
The crash happened Thursday at approximately 9 a.m. in the area of 400 North and 400 East.
Lt. Dave Edwards with the Bountiful City Police Department said the truck was traveling down 400 North when it slammed into seven vehicles and injured at least four people.
One woman, who had to be extricated from her vehicle, was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.
Crews preparing to haul away dump truck… 4 people were injured, 2 hospitalized, 1 woman in critical after truck crashed into them in Bountiful near 400 N & 400E. Cause unclear but may have been due to brake failure. @FeliciaKSL will have latest update on @KSL5TV. pic.twitter.com/OjHePMNnLk
— Garna Mejia KSL (@GarnaMejiaKSL) December 10, 2020
The truck driver was also transported to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
Brandi Wiley’s home was narrowly missed by the dump truck and said she rushed to check on the driver.
“He said that his brakes weren’t working, that he was trying to stop but couldn’t,” she said.
Wiley added the driver was rescued from the mangled truck by a neighbor and a good Samaritan.
“He ran out of his vehicle, and he had his fire extinguisher and he was able to break open the window of the guy driving,” Wiley said.
Brian Wanlass was driving to work when he said he was sideswiped by the truck.
“I spun through the intersection and then made my way out of the car,” he said. “It looked like World War III.”
The power was initially impacted but was restored shortly after the incident.
UPDATE: @bountifulcityPD say the truck came downhill on 400 N at high speed, hit two cars in the intersection at 400 E, continued through the intersection and hit several more parked vehicles and a utility pole. Four people injured, one in critical condition. @KSL5TV pic.twitter.com/aRyGRfOGop
— Sean Moody (@SeanMoodyKSL) December 10, 2020
KSL reached out to the company that owns the truck, Innovative Exacavation Inc. out of West Jordan, who declined to comment, saying they don’t know enough about what happened.
Bountiful city officials said the dump truck was not under a contractor affiliated with any city projects.
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