GARDEN CITY, Utah (ABC4) – An semi-truck barreled through a Garden City structure after the driver said the truck’s brakes quit working late last week.
According to Utah Highway Patrol, the incident happened just after 5 p.m. on Friday, June 2 in Garden City, near Bear Lake. The driver barreled through a light while traveling eastbound at the intersection of SR-30 and SR 89.
The truck reportedly crashed through a parking lot and a fence before tearing through some storage sheds. It went through another parking lot before crashing into the corner of a condo and a 1,000-gallon propane tank and coming to a stop.
The driver of the semi-truck was taken to the hospital by an ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. Utah Highway Patrol said a passenger in the semi-truck suffered serious injuries and was flown to a local hospital.
Authorities have not updated the two’s condition. No other injuries have been reported as a result of the crash.
The propane tank reportedly suffered leaks after the crash, prompting evacuations of nearby residencies.
Several miles ahead of the intersection are a brake check area and a runaway truck ramp. According to the driver of the truck, the semi-truck’s brakes had failed but because of the truck’s speed and traffic in the area, the driver was unable to use the runaway ramp.
The intersection has had a history of runaway semi-trucks. In May 2022, a runaway semi-truck rolled over after a brake failure. The driver in that crash had tried to turn left at the light, but rolled onto the passenger side of the truck. There were no injuries.