One in serious condition after crash involving ambulance on I-80 in Parleys Canyon

Posted at 3:24 PM, May 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-27 18:53:14-04

PARLEYS CANYON,  Utah — A man was taken to a hospital in serious condition Sunday after police say he crossed into oncoming traffic on I-80 in Parleys Canyon and struck two vehicles, including a Gold Cross Ambulance.

Cpl. Andrew Battenfield of the Utah Highway Patrol said the crash occurred around 1:20 p.m. on I-80 near mile post 139.

A man driving eastbound in a Scion was going too fast for the wet road conditions and lost control of the vehicle, according to UHP.

The Scion went into the median and rolled, and then traveled into the westbound travel lanes on its roof, where the rear of the vehicle impacted a westbound Gold Cross Ambulance.

The contact caused the Scion to spin and strike a westbound Jeep in lane three.

The driver of the Scion, an adult male, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

There were no other injuries reported.

Battenfield said the ambulance was transporting a patient at the time but he said he doesn’t believe the ambulance was traveling with its lights or sirens activated. He said there were no reports of additional injury to the patient, who was successfully transported to Salt Lake City.

The crash closed I-80 in all directions for about 25 minutes. All lanes of I-80 have reopened in the area as of about 3 p.m., but residual congestion from the closures is slowing traffic in the area.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.