‘Ice rink’ on I-80 ramp causes multi-car pileup

Posted at 9:58 PM, Oct 25, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-26 08:47:44-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- A multi-car accident occurred at an Interstate 80 on-ramp Thursday night.

At about 9:30 p.m. police responded to the accidents at the Wright Brothers Drive freeway on-ramp and discovered the road had froze over. Nineteen vehicles were part of the pileup, according to a spokesman for the Salt Lake Fire Department.

A Salt Lake City Police officer at the scene referred to it as an “ice skating rink” and requested UDOT send a truck to spread salt over the area.

Three people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.