Two injured in Park Avenue accident |

Two injured in Park Avenue accident

by Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

Two people were injured in a traffic accident on Park Avenue in the middle of the afternoon on Monday, requiring both of them to be taken to the hospital.

An ambulance took them both to the Park City Medical Center, Chris Horrocks, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper who responded, said. None of the injuries was life-threatening, he said. A Park City police officer who responded said one of the people appeared to have suffered head and neck injuries while the other one might had suffered a cut on a hand.

Horrocks said a Toyota Camry was inbound on S.R. 224 trying to turn left onto Holiday Ranch Loop Road. A Chevrolet Suburban was headed outbound when the Camry started the left turn, Horrocks said. The driver of the Suburban tried to swerve around the Camry but struck the other vehicle, sending the Suburban off the road and into a stone sign marking the Huntsman Gateway City Park swath of open space, the trooper said.

The driver and the passenger in the Camry were taken to the hospital.

Horrocks said he planned to issue a ticket to the driver of the Camry charging that the person failed to yield.

Horrocks said the people who were in the Camry are from the St. George area. The three people in the Suburban are from the Salt Lake Valley, he said. An ambulance crew made sure the people in the Suburban were not injured and allowed them to leave, Marty Howard, a Park City police officer, said.

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The accident caused a traffic backup while the emergency vehicles were on the scene.