Police: Woman in critical condition after being struck by semi

Posted at 2:10 PM, Mar 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-03 20:18:51-05

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah -- West Valley City police said a semi-trailer hauling lumber struck a pedestrian at 3500 S Redwood Rd. Monday afternoon, and a woman is in critical condition.

Deputy Chief Mike Powell of the West Valley City Police Department said the victim is a 50-year-old woman who suffered head and leg injuries and is in critical condition.

Powell said the woman was struck as the truck was making a right turn. The cause of the accident was not immediately clear. Investigators are reconstructing the accident to determine the events leading up to the crash.

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The Utah Department of Transportation initially reported the left lanes of westbound 3500 S and all of the eastbound lanes of 3500 S were closed as well as the northbound right lane of Redwood Rd. FOX 13 News' Gene Kennedy reported later that lane closures in the area were minimal.

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