Man in serious condition after launching SUV in air on Mountain View Corridor

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HERRIMAN, Utah – A 23-year-old man is recovering after he drove through an intersection on Mountain View Corridor, went up an embankment, launched into the air and went through a barbed wire fence Wednesday.

Officials said the driver was the only person in the SUV during the accident near 15875 S. Mountain View Corridor in Herriman at about 9: 30 a.m.

Emergency crews had to cut the man out of his vehicle; he is in serious condition with a broken femur among other injuries.

Authorities said they believe drugs or alcohol may be a factor in the accident.

So far, the driver has not been ticketed or charged.

The driver’s identity has not been confirmed at this time.

Check back with Fox 13 for the latest updates.

7 comments

  • ANOTHERBOB

    Drugs or alcohol may have been a factor? Hopefully his recovery will be slow and painful. It isn’t his fault he didn’t kill anybody ….. everyone around him was just lucky.

  • Rick

    Hmmm. At 9:30 this morning, the sun was up, the weather in that area was clear / cold, no precipitation or accumulation on the road. Either this was a colossal foul-up by a low skill driver, a distracted driver monkeying around with a device or just a drunk. Either of these choices equals “…lucky he didn’t kill somebody’. Ticket please…

  • A

    Watched this happen this morning.I have never seen a car fly like that before. I was also the one talking to him til medics showed up. Didn’t seem like drugs or alcohol to me. Seemed like he fell asleep at the wheel.

      • A

        Yeah I hope he is alright. as scary as it was, I think that the fact he used that wall like a ramp saved his life. If it had been an actual wall with how fast he was going it might have been worse.

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