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Pair of accidents on I-215 sends two people to hospital, backs up traffic

May 27, 2022, 6:43 PM
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(Utah Highway Patrol)
(Utah Highway Patrol)

SALT LAKE COUNTY — A pair of accidents on I-215 W northbound late Friday afternoon sent a two people to the hospital with serious injuries.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, both accidents happened just minutes apart in the area of 2700 South. The UHP says a minivan crashed into a concrete barrier at 4:47 p.m. The UHP also says a second crash happened at 4:53 p.m. when a small sedan, slowing with the traffic, was rear-ended by another minivan. This caused the small sedan into the back of a semi-truck. 

Both the driver and passenger in the small sedan were transported to an area hospital. The UHP says the injuries are not life-threatening. 

The two far right lanes at 2700 S I-215 W northbound were closed as a result of the second crash. The UHP says to expect heavy traffic through area, and drivers should consider an alternate route. 

 

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