CRIME

Spanish Fork crash sends police officer and one other to the hospital

Aug 22, 2021, 5:51 PM | Updated: 5:58 pm

SPANISH FORK, Utah — A DUI crash sent to two people to the hospital with minor injuries late Friday night, including a police officer.

According to Corporal Tara Wahlberg, of the Utah Highway Patrol, an officer was traveling along 300 West in Spanish Fork at about 10:40 p.m.  He came to an intersection, he had the right-of-way and proceeded through the intersection.

A car coming in the other direction had a stop sign. However, it failed to stop and struck the police car.

Then, the car proceeded on through the intersection and hit a pedestrian. For a brief time, the pedestrian was pinned between the car and a tree. 

The officer and pedestrian were transported by ambulance to an area hospital for minor injuries. 

An underage female driver was investigated and booked for DUI.

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