SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A Utah Highway Patrol Trooper was hit by a semi-truck while he was assisting with an oil spill on I-215 Tuesday morning.
According to UHP Sgt. Nick Street, the trooper was on the scene of a road closure due to an oil spill on northbound I-215 near California Ave.
Street said while the trooper was outside of his vehicle, a semi-bobtail truck came through the closure and clipped the Trooper.
The trooper received injuries to his arm and back and was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Street said the man driving the truck did not remain at the scene but was arrested a short time later. They are unsure at this time if the man actually meant to flee or if he had a lapse in judgement. The incident remains under investigation.
ABC4 will provide an updated once additional information is released.
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