SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – In total, five people were involved in the crash at Mountain View Corridor, according to the West Valley City Police Department.
Of those five, three were transported by ground ambulance for non-life threatening injuries, and two others were flown to an area hospital.
According to officers, one of the victims flown has been identified as a 7-year-old girl. Her condition has since improved and as of right now is in stable condition.
A 36-year-old man was also flown to the hospital. Officials say the 36-year-old and 7-year-old were inside the car pinned by the dump truck in the crash.
The scene remains under investigation.
FRIDAY 06/25/21 2:50 p.m.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Officers are providing more details regarding the crash on Mountain View Corridor that sent four to the hospital, Friday.
According to West Valley City Police, on June 25, around 1:30 p.m., a dump truck allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of 3500 South and Mt. View Corridor.
Officials say, the truck then hit four vehicles, flipped on its side, and crushed one of the 4 vehicles.
Officers state that firefighters then had to use the “jaws of life” to get the trapped victim out.
A total of five vehicles were involved in the collision including the dump truck.
Officers share that four have been taken to the hospital, and one was flown by a medical helicopter. One person is believed to be uninjured.
The intersection has been closed for several hours but is expected to open in the next hour or so.
The crash remains under investigation.
Mountain View Corridor is a 35-mile freeway from I-80 in Salt Lake County to S.R. 73 in Utah County.
In the last five years, 1,069 crashes have been reported on this north/south ribbon of the highway. UDOT reports 53 of those accidents caused injuries, and seven people lost their lives.
FRIDAY 06/25/21 1:30 p.m.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Four people were taken to a hospital after a crash on Mountain View Corridor Friday afternoon.
According to emergency dispatchers, the crash is located near Mountain View Corridor and 3500 South.
Crews are currently on scene and traffic is being affected. Dispatchers tell ABC4 four individuals were taken to the hospital for medical attention.
Officials say all lanes are currently blocked, and it is advised that all travelers use an alternative route. Clearance is expected to be around 2:45 p.m.
It is unknown at this time what the current conditions are for those involved in the crash.
ABC4 will update as the story develops.