According to KSL News, a white Ford Mustang was traveling south on U-111 near 7000 South in West Jordan, Utah at approximately 5:30pm on Tuesday evening, February 3, 2009 when it suddenly crossed the center line and hit a Jeep Cherokee head-on.
The 19 year-old driver of the Mustang responsble for this tragic West Jordan car accident had to be extricated from the burning car and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. Sadly, a couple in their 30′s and their 5 year-old child were in the white Cherokee and were all seriously injured. The husband and wife were life-flighted to the University of Utah hospital and the 5 year-old was flown to Primary Children’s hospital.
We offer our deepest sympathies to this family and ask that we keep everyone involved in our prayers. Sadly, this is the second serious West Jordan car accident this week. Earlier this week 5 people were injured and one person died when a van made a left-hand turn in front of another vehicle on New Bingham Highway.
Officers do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved in this tragic accident, but some witnesses at the scene believe the driver of the white Mustang was distracted by something. Clearly this accident never should have happend, but a detailed investigation should help the victims and their families understand what caused the Mustang to cross over the center line.