Police: One seriously injured after being run over by SUV in SLC
Dec 12, 2022, 11:38 AM | Updated: 11:46 am
(Salt Lake City Police Department)
SALT LAKE CITY — A 38-year-old man was seriously injured after police say a mid-size SUV ran over him while he slept Monday morning.
Officials with the Salt Lake City Police Department said they were called out to a crash under the Interstate 15 offramp near 545 W. 600 South at approximately 5:53 a.m.
Crews from the Salt Lake City Fire Department also responded and found the man, who police said is experiencing homelessness, with critical injuries.
Paramedics rendered life-saving aid and the man was taken to an area hospital, where doctors upgraded his condition from critical to serious, but stable.
The driver remained on scene and was cooperating with the investigation.
Investigators said they believe the driver, who works in the area and regularly parks under the offramp, drove onto the gravel under the viaduct and ran over the victim.
Officers noted there is no lighting under the viaduct and said it was dark outside when the crash occurred. The driver immediately called 911 after discovering what happened.
Due to the severity of the man’s injuries, police said the Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team and SLCPD’s crime lab are leading the investigation.