Woman in labor, man crashing on I-80 in Summit County halts traffic
SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — First responders arrived at two separate incidents on Interstate 80, requiring both patients to be flown to the hospital Sunday afternoon.
According to the North Summit Fire Service District, first responders received a call about a woman in labor experiencing possible complications while on I-80 at approximately 4:30 a.m.
“To make matters more complicated, construction had backed up traffic in the area, and the couple were concerned they would not make it to the hospital,” reads the North Summit Facebook post.
Soon after the labor call, reports of a driver suffering a medical issue and crashing came on the freeway came in. The crash was a few miles from the labor complications call but was not related.
“Two Air Med helicopters, including a neo-natal OB crisis team, were dispatched to the separate scenes,” reads the Facebook post. “Both patients were flown to local hospitals.”
Utah Highway Trooper Mikki Tucker told KSL that they had to shut down the freeway to let one of the helicopters land.
Tucker also said the man who had a medical issue had no injuries as it was a “minor” crash.
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