I would like to commend Tooele City and Tooele County, Tooele City Police, Tooele County Sheriff’s Office, Tooele City Fire Department, Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Highway Patrol, and everyone else responsible for the new traffic signal at state Route 112 and 1000 N./Industrial Loop Road.
On Aug. 5, I was the victim of a horrible traffic accident at that intersection. I was traveling from Tooele to Grantsville on SR-112 at 60 mph, when a person in an SUV blew through the stop sign traveling at least 50 mph. The SUV T-boned my SUV with a collision so violent that it knocked the engine right out of that vehicle. Both vehicles ended up off the west side of the road in the ditch and amazingly did not roll.
I spent nine days at University of Utah Medical Center with broken ribs, collapsed lung, knee, hip, back, head and other injuries. I know this new signal will save lives. Thanks to the many witnesses, first responders and emergency personnel who came to our aid. I know this accident could have been so much worse and has changed my life forever.
Not just this Holiday Season, but all year long, hug your family and friends, tell them you love them. Live everyday as if it were your last, because you never know what life will bring. Please drive safely.
Susan K. Rydalch