7 injured, 2 seriously, after car and minivan collide

Posted at 7:36 PM, Dec 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-20 23:13:28-05

WEST JORDAN, Utah -- Seven people were taken to hospitals Saturday night after two vehicles collided in an intersection, and one person was transported by helicopter after being ejected during the crash.

A minivan and a car collided in an intersection at Mountain View Corridor and 9000 South, and police said they were going fast enough that the wreckage of the vehicles was scattered about when they arrived on scene.

The minivan hit a post and the car came to a stop about 100 yards away from where they collided.

FOX 13 News first heard reports of the crash around 7 p.m. The intersection was closed for about two hours but reopened around 9 p.m.  Officials on scene tell FOX 13 News that two people in the car suffered serious injuries. One occupant was ejected during the crash, and that individual was taken to a hospital by helicpter. The other person was also transported to a hospital.

The minivan was carrying a husband and wife and three children, all of whom were taken to hospitals with minor injuries.

Because the area is dark and emergency responders did not know how many people were in the car, they spent some time searching the nearby fields with flash lights to determine if any other occupants had been ejected. They did not find any.

The cause of the crash is not clear. Police are investigating, and FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.

Another crash occurred in the same area on Friday, with three people being injured in that crash.