Medical helicopter dispatched after auto-pedestrian accident

Posted at 8:51 PM, Jan 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-31 22:51:10-05

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah – A medical helicopter was dispatched after an auto-pedestrian accident on Highway 36 Friday night.

Tooele County dispatch officials confirmed the accident had taken place near mile post 65 and that a medical helicopter had been dispatched.

The incident occurred sometime around 7:35 p.m., and a 20-year-old man who suffered two broken legs was taken by air to a hospital.

Utah Highway Patrol officials said they had received a call about a shoplifter fleeing the nearby Flying J Travel Plaza less than a minute before the man was hit, and they are currently working to determine if the two incidents are related.