2 taken to hospital after car hits curb, goes airborne

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OREM, Utah – Two people were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a car hit a curb, went airborne across a road and took out a street light before landing.

Police in Orem said they received several reports Sunday regarding a Volkswagen Beetle that was going too fast on I-15 between Provo and Orem.

The vehicle exited the freeway onto 800 North around 3:45 p.m., and the car didn’t slow down. It hit a curb and went airborne across the road, taking out a street light before landing.

Police said they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.


  • Suzanne Cook Taylor

    We saw this accident. Whoever was driving was speeding excessively and passed us coming off I-15. The light was red and they went right thru it and hit the median and literally flew across the opposite lanes. The car burst into flames and the driver jumped out. We did not see another person. They were SO lucky they did not hit and kill anyone. There was lots of traffic. I couldn’t believe my eyes.

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