Single-vehicle accident sends passenger to Park City Hospital |

Single-vehicle accident sends passenger to Park City Hospital

A Salt Lake woman was transported to the Park City Hospital on Monday after the vehicle she was riding in collided with a tree, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

The passenger, who is 25 years old, was transported by ambulance after reportedly sustaining back injuries. The driver, who is 25 years old and lives in Summit County, escaped unharmed.

At around 11:23 a.m., dispatch received a report of a single-vehicle accident on Silver Summit Parkway in the Snyderville Basin. According to reports, the driver of the Chevy Malibu was traveling east when a pop can allegedly fell on the floor and became wedged underneath the brake pedal.

The driver told law enforcement officials that he was unable stay in his lane and veered to the right onto the shoulder, causing him to hit a tree. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

The driver was issued a citation for failure to operate within a single lane.

– Angelique McNaughton

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