Woman in serious condition after I-80 crash; police say road rage a possible factor

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A rollover crash on I-80 near Saltair on December 10. Image courtesy John Strong and Kadin Allen.

A rollover crash on I-80 near Saltair on December 10. Image courtesy John Strong and Kadin Allen.

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman suffered injuries described as being serious but not life-threatening Thursday evening after a vehicle rolled over near Saltair.

Sgt. Todd Royce of the Utah Highway Patrol said the 19-year-old woman was driving eastbound on I-80 near Saltair when she lost control of the vehicle and it rolled.

The woman was trapped in her vehicle briefly, but firefighters were able to extricate her. Her injuries are described as being serious but not life-threatening.

There were no reports of any other injuries or reports of lane closures in connection with the crash.

Royce said the crash may possibly be related to a road rage incident, but he did not provide any further details about that incident or how it related to the crash. A photo from a FOX 13 News viewer shows the scene of the crash.

FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.

13 comments

    • Tif

      That’s a bit ridiculous, I’m a 27 year old female driver and have never been in an accident. Thats 11 years! The last time I had a ticket was over 8 years ago and it was for speeding so don’t “typical female driver.” My husband has been in more accidents than me and we’re the same age!

      • ANOTHERBOB

        Richard Petty, the “King” of NASCAR who holds the all-time record with 200 wins got it right when he said that the only way Danica Patrick could win a race was if “no other cars were on the track”. How does anybody manage to roll their car on a straight stretch of highway?

        Beavis got it right TIF.

      • DDD

        Rolling your car while having a hissy fit assures the male driver you’re doing battle with a check mark in the win column. We’re just better at it as proven on the race track.

  • Amy

    You guys are stupid. I am 28 years old and this was my first accident. I was apparently driving too slow and this driver cut me off causing me to over correct and flip my car I remember everything from spinning to rolling the car to coming to a full stop. I wasn’t wearing my seat belt. So I laid on the top of the inside of my car while other people came to my rescue with blankets and encouraging words. I’m lucky to be alive and no I’m not a bad driver. Just made a mistake. Thank heavens no one else was hurt.

    • ANOTHERBOB

      @Amy
      As a person who has responded to multiple car accidents people that don’t wear seat belts typically exit a rolling car through the open door. Sometimes they are only partially ejected and only the part of the body that is outside of the car when it rolls get crushed.

      According to this article the driver was a 19-year old female and you say you are 28. I don’t think we have all the facts. You aren’t related to Paige Yore of Walmart fame are you?

    • ANOTHERBOB

      @Amy
      By the way honey, for an accident victim in serious condition you do remarkably well at responding to Fox news stories.

  • Amy

    Ha-ha shows what you know about the news media. They have everything all wrong just for views. That is me and that was my 2007 kia Rio.

    • ANOTHERBOB

      I may be stupid Amy but at least I’m smart enough to wear my seat belt. My philosophy about driving is that if it doesn’t have boy parts it doesn’t pass me on the highway. Had a female try to kill herself the other afternoon on the freeway north of Salt Lake City. You always know when you’ve won. They give you the middle finger and try yelling at you through their windshield. It’s an emotional thing for them.

  • ANOTHERBOB

    Hey Amy, I passed your twin sister on I-15 Monday morning. There was a layer of ice under the snow and nobody ever bothered to tell her to go light on the excelerator if you want traction.

  • sam

    I’m sure it was the cars fault someone should sue the car manufacturer’s and come up with more vehicle controll laws!!! Just look at all the people they have hurt today

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