Three with serious to critical injuries after crash in Salt Lake City

Posted at 7:49 PM, Dec 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-10 22:31:41-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Two people are in critical condition and one person is in serious condition Saturday night after a two-vehicle crash in Salt Lake City.

Lt. Robin Heiden of the Salt Lake City Police Department said the crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of 500 South and Redwood Road.

Heiden said a Ford F-150 was southbound when a northbound passenger car made a left turn onto Redwood Road in front of the truck, and the two vehicles collided.

Three occupants of the passenger car were taken to area hospitals, one of whom had to be extricated from the vehicle by rescue crews. Two of the injured are in critical condition while the third is in serious condition.

The occupants of the truck were not injured.

Heiden said the cause of the crash remains under investigation, but at this point it appears to have been caused by a failure to yield. Heiden said it was raining at the time of the crash, but it’s unclear at this point if weather was a factor.