Semi-truck overturns on Interstate 80
Driver had to be extricated from the cab
July 28, 2017
Emergency responders extricated the driver of a semi-truck from the cab of his vehicle after he lost control while driving along Interstate 80 early Friday morning.
At about 5:15 a.m., the driver reportedly left the roadway while traveling eastbound near mile marker 167 at Echo Junction, according to Sgt. Todd Royce, of the Utah Highway Patrol.
The accident caused the semi-truck to overturn into the median, pinning the driver's legs. He was transported to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden.
"He did sustain injuries to his legs, but they are not considered life-threatening," Royce said.
More than 10 members of the North Summit Fire District responded to the scene, including a hazmat truck to clean up spilled fuel. The truck was transporting tomatoes.
One lane in each direction was temporarily closed for a couple hours early Friday morning while emergency responders tended to the scene. The lanes were reopened at around 7 a.m.
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