Man injured in car crash |

Man injured in car crash

by Jay Hamburger OF THE RECORD STAFF

A man was injured in a car crash on Park Avenue early on July 27, the Park City Police Department said, indicating that investigators are continuing to piece together what happened.

Phil Kirk, a police captain, said an ambulance took the 21-year-old Park City man to a hospital in Salt Lake City with an injury to the back of his head. Kirk said the man was in "very serious condition," but privacy laws prohibited the release of more information about the injuries.

The Police Department did not release the man’s name.

According to Kirk, the police received a report about the crash at 2:03 a.m. from the 1400 block of Park Avenue. A passing bicyclist spotted the accident and called the police. Officers found the man 10 feet away from the crashed two-door Mitsubishi Eclipse. He was breathing but unconscious, Kirk said.

It was not clear whether the man was ejected from the vehicle during the crash or whether he got out afterward by himself.

Kirk said the driver was traveling northbound on Park Avenue, crossed to the southbound lane and spun off the road into a grassy area. The car hit a tree, a light pole and another tree, he said.

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Nobody else was inside. Kirk said there were no witnesses.

Kirk said the police are investigating whether the driver was intoxicated or speeding.