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Pedestrian seriously injured after accident with truck, police investigate

Pedestrian seriously injured after accident with truck, police investigate

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — Salt Lake City police are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian and a truck that occurred Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, the incident occurred near 1800 South State Street in Salt Lake.

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“Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives and officers believe the man was crossing the road in the opposite direction when he was struck by the truck driver,” the SLCPD said in a press release.

  • Salt Lake City Police investigated an incident involving a truck and a pedestrian on July 10, 2024. (Courtesy of Salt Lake City Police)Salt Lake City Police investigated an incident involving a truck and a pedestrian on July 10, 2024. (Courtesy of Salt Lake City Police)

    Salt Lake City Police investigated an incident involving a truck and a pedestrian on July 10, 2024. (Courtesy of Salt Lake City Police)

  • Salt Lake City Police investigated an incident involving a truck and a pedestrian on July 10, 2024. (Courtesy of Salt Lake City Police)Salt Lake City Police investigated an incident involving a truck and a pedestrian on July 10, 2024. (Courtesy of Salt Lake City Police)

    Salt Lake City Police investigated an incident involving a truck and a pedestrian on July 10, 2024. (Courtesy of Salt Lake City Police)

According to police, the pedestrian was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officials said the investigation began shortly before 3:45 p.m. on July 10 after a 32-year-old man was seen lying in the street.

The police department’s Accident Analysis and Reconstruction Team assisted in the investigation. The team is typically called when an accident results in serious injuries or deaths.

Following the incident, northbound traffic was closed from 1900 South to Coastville Avenue, and the closure remained in place for over an hour.

Police said the driver of the truck involved in the incident is cooperating with the investigation.

Further information is not currently available.

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