Two injured after distracted driver causes 3-car crash in Emery County

EMERY COUNTY, Utah — A woman was critically injured and another woman was taken to a hospital in an unknown condition after a crash involving three vehicles on SR-6 in Emery County Sunday.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 2:45 p.m. on SR-6 in Emery County near mile post 273.

Authorities said the driver of an eastbound Audi was distracted after dropping his phone, and after leaning down for the device he drifted across the double yellow lines and sideswiped a 20-foot long double-axle trailer being towed by a pickup truck.

The impact caused the Audi to spin around, where it collided with another passenger car.

The driver of that third car was trapped in her vehicle following the crash. The driver, a woman in her 20s, was taken by helicopter to a hospital in critical condition. A female passenger in her 40s was taken to a hospital via ground ambulance.

The two occupants of the Audi were not injured, though police state the vehicle caught on fire after the crash.

The occupants of the pickup truck were not injured.

17 comments

  • ERIC ANDERSON

    What was the driver doing holding his cell phone in the first place. Too bad the driver of the Audi wasn’t injured.

  • Benjamin Ghaszi

    You don’t yakk on the phone while driving.
    You don’t fool with stuff in your hands while driving, because your hands should be driving the car.
    You don’t go fishing around for stuff you dropped while driving, because you should be driving.
    If you’re not yakking on the phone, texting (which is why he dropped the phone), you won’t drop stuff, then you won’t reach for it, taking both eyes off the road and at least one hand off the wheel.

    The Audi driver needs to receive a phone call, at 480 volts.

    • Dario

      How in the world do YOU know he was “texting”? You were not in the car. He had both hands on the wheel and the phone fell out of its holder on the dash to the footwell. You’re a shameful human being to wish that upon someone.

  • Judy

    Please join me ( I am the sister and aunt of these two most wonderful girls) we are praying, giving healing wishes, lighting candles, whatever is positive and productive towards them…please please please,,,it is very dire, and we expect miracles…also please help spread the word of the cell phone dangers!! no room for ANY mistake. Might be a better idea to chuck your phone in the trunk and not worry until you get somewhere… Thank you all ❤

    • Marie

      Judy, I am I the passenger of the other car. First and foremost my condolences and love go out to your family. My heart aches for these young women.. If you are open, I would really like to get a hold of you. My email is mariebrown0320@gmail.com

      JUDY
      Please join me ( I am the sister and aunt of these two most wonderful girls) we are praying, giving healing wishes, lighting candles, whatever is positive and productive towards them…please please please,,,it is very dire, and we expect miracles…also please help spread the word of the cell phone dangers!! no room for ANY mistake. Might be a better idea to chuck your phone in the trunk and not worry until you get somewhere… Thank you all ❤

      • Judy

        Thanks so much for that! … right now I’m glued to my phone and computer with over a hundred friends over this, and do’t ever check my email .I have over 10000 mails.. I ever so appreciate this….please just help me and pray for Jade to recover, she is the most hurt and is our main concern…My sister will recover but it will take a very long time…Thank you again…If you want to email me, thats fine, it just might take a bit to get back to you..

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