Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

October 26, 2021
Three-car accident in Tooele City

A three-car accident in Tooele City on Monday evening was caused by an individual driving into oncoming traffic.

Tooele City police officers received a call on Monday at about 7 p.m. in regards to a multiple vehicle crash in front of the Holiday gas station at 608 N. Main Street, according to Det. Colbey Bentley at the Tooele City Police Department.

When officers arrived, they began interviewing witnesses and those involved in the crash and it was found that the crash was caused by one of the drivers, a 20-year-old female, who was driving into oncoming traffic and caused all three cars to crash. 

“The case officer had the female perform standardized field sobriety tests after he suspected that she may not be safe to drive,” Bentley explained. “At the conclusion of doing so, the officer determined that the female was not safe to drive due to her being impaired.”

The female was arrested for driving in the wrong lane and was given a DUI.

All three vehicles were undriveable after the accident and had to be towed.

The victim that was driving the first vehicle that was hit suffered a fractured wrist and was transported to a local hospital to be evaluated, according to Bentley.

The second driver was injured in the crash but injury information isn’t currently available.

During the accident, one of the cars was pushed into a nearby Utah Transit Authority bus stop and caused one of the windows at the bus stop to shatter.

Traffic was temporarily disrupted on Main Street while officers cleaned up the scene.

 

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