Dump truck hits stoplight in Park City, causing accident
May 29, 2015
A dump truck hit a stoplight along Park Avenue Wednesday morning, knocking out the lights temporarily, the Park City Police Department said, indicating the disabled stoplights were then blamed in a separate traffic accident.
The Police Department said in an online posting the dump truck was driving westbound on Snow Creek Drive when it hit the stoplight. The subsequent traffic accident happened in the intersection of Park Avenue and Snow Creek Drive, the police said.
The Utah Highway Patrol investigated the accident since it occurred on a state highway. The section of Park Avenue is a stretch of S.R. 224. The accident happened outside the Park Avenue police station.
Todd Royce, a Utah Highway Patrol sergeant, said an 82-year-old woman was one of the people involved in the accident. A medical crew checked her at the scene, he said. She was not taken to a hospital. Details of her possible injuries were not available.
The Police Department said it took a few hours for the Utah Department of Transportation to repair the stoplights.
Traffic moved slowly through the accident scene shortly afterward. The authorities put down traffic cones to guide drivers through the scene. A Park City Fire District crew was seen next to one of the vehicles that was apparently involved. One of the stoplights was bent backward at the time.
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The Police Department said the accident was reported at 10:47 a.m. The police are also investigating the case. The department said it had not yet obtained a detailed description of the dump truck. The police indicated the damage to the stoplight is estimated at approximately $400.
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