County Briefs: Man shoots himself in hand, tow-truck driver run over
May 29, 2015
Tow-truck driver run over by car
A 21-year-old tow truck driver was run over by the vehicle he was towing Wednesday morning in Jeremy Ranch, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office call logs.
The victim was preparing the vehicle to be towed at approximately 10:33 a.m. when it became unhooked, the report states. The vehicle began to roll down a hill when the driver attempted to stop it by setting the brake on the runaway vehicle.
The report states the accident caused significant, but non-life threatening injuries.
Sergeant Ron Bridge, with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, said no other information was available regarding the driver or his condition.
Man shoots himself in the hand
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Summit County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a business in the south Snyderville Basin on Tuesday after a 60-year-old man shot himself in the hand.
Dispatch received a report at approximately 12:58 p.m. of a man who had shot himself in the hand, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office call logs.
According to Bridge, the man was cleaning or unloading a .22 caliber pistol when it discharged one round, striking him in his left hand.
The victim reportedly drove himself to the east side of the Silver Creek Bell’s truck stop and notified employees to call for help. He was transported to the University of Utah hospital for treatment with non-life threatening injuries. Bridge said it is unknown where the mishap took place and no slugs were found at the scene.
The man told deputies that he had recently purchased the gun and was unfamiliar with how to operate it. Deputies also took possession of three other guns from the victim, including a semi-automatic pistol and a pellet gun, and booked them into evidence.
Bridge said the incident wasn’t a criminal matter and no citations are expected to be issued to the victim.
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