One Injured After Accident Involving Unified Fire (UT) Fire Apparatus

One man is in serious condition after a crash involving a truck, a car and a Unified Fire Authority fire truck.

Around 8:15 Wednesday morning, a northbound fire truck responding to a fire was approaching Highway 201 on 8000 West with its lights and sirens blaring.

As it merged into the southbound lanes to get around stopped northbound traffic, a northbound Ford F-150 pickup truck began making a U-turn in front of the fire truck.

The fire truck struck the side of the pickup truck, then the F-150 collided with a southbound tan Saturn that had pulled over for the emergency vehicle, Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said.

The driver of the pickup truck, a male in his mid-30s, was transported via ambulance to Intermountain Medical Center. The occupants of the Saturn and the fire truck were uninjured, Hoyal said.

Unified Fire Battalion Chief Clint Mecham reminded to drivers to keep their distance and stay alert anywhere close to emergency scenes.

“Our bubble has to be bigger because of our reduced response time and maneuverability,” Mecham said. “But you’re always on the lookout and you’re always concerned about trying to anticipate the unanticipated.”

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