One critically injured after rollover crash that sparked SLC grass fire
Jul 12, 2022, 7:56 AM
(Chopper 5/KSL TV)
SALT LAKE CITY — Firefighters say one man was hospitalized in critical condition after a rollover crash on a Salt Lake City ramp.
Officials with the Utah Highway Patrol said the crash happened Monday night on the ramp from southbound Interstate 215 to westbound state Route 201.
Captain Shaun Mumedy with the Salt Lake City Fire Department said the driver missed the curve and went straight, rolling into a ravine off the ramp.
One adult was ejected from the vehicle and was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Authorities said two children, who were in car seats, were removed from the burning vehicle by a bystander and an off-duty firefighter.
They were taken to Primary Children’s Hospital to be reunited with family members; Mumedy said both were in stable condition.
The crash also sparked a grass fire, which burned less than an acre. Southbound I-215 and the ramp to westbound S.R. 201 were closed while crews were on scene.
Most lanes reopened by 8:30 p.m. and crews left the area around 11 p.m. No cause for the crash was released.