2 Utah Highway Patrol troopers hit on freeway, suffer minor injuries

Two Utah Freeway Patrol troopers suffered minor accidents Wednesday when the patrol automotive they had been sitting in was hit by a pickup that misplaced management on I-15 and slid into the again of them in Orem. (Utah Freeway Patrol )

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OREM — Two Utah Freeway Patrol troopers acquired minor accidents Wednesday when a pickup truck hauling a trailer misplaced management on I-15 and slid into the again of the troopers’ patrol automotive.

The accident occurred simply earlier than midday. Two troopers had been serving to the driving force of one other car whose automotive had spun out right into a barrier wall on I-15 close to 800 North in Orem and was dealing with the unsuitable course of site visitors. The troopers had been parked on the best shoulder of the freeway when a pickup truck “misplaced management and slid into the again of the troopers’ automotive,” in keeping with the UHP.

It was snowing and I-15 was icy on the time of the incident, the UHP mentioned.

The motive force of the car concerned within the first crash was sitting within the backseat of the UHP car on the time however was not injured, in keeping with the UHP. As a precaution, each troopers had been taken to a neighborhood hospital to be checked.

The UHP said that the patrol automotive sustained heavy rear harm and was towed from the scene.

Orem police are investigating the crash. It was not instantly identified Wednesday if the driving force who hit the patrol automotive was cited.

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