HURRICANE – Two people were taken to the hospital in serious condition Friday afternoon after their car plowed into a wall.
Hurricane City Police were alerted to a single-car accident in the area of 2260 W. State Street/state Route 9 and Rlington Parkway around 2:55 p.m., Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said.
A white 2014 Hyundai Sonata was traveling eastbound on SR-9 when it went to the right and left the roadway. It continued off road and went across Arlington Parkway and ultimately ran up an embankment and into a stone wall.
The Hyundai’s two occupants, the driver, a 71-year-old man, and a passenger, a 51-year-old woman, were both injured in the crash and reported in serious condition. The driver had to be extracted from the wreck. Both were transported by Hurricane Fire and Rescue to Dixie Regional Medical Center.
As to the cause of the crash, the driver allegedly told investigators he fell asleep at the wheel.
Arlington Parkway was shutdown for about an hour as responders dealt with the incident, Buell said.
Members of the Utah Department of Transportation were also on hand and assisted with traffic control.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
Ed. note: The accident location of Arlington Parkway is corrected to read Rlington Parkway, as it is designated on Google maps.
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