redwood rd utahA man driving on a suspended license due to alcohol violation is being investigated by police for an alleged involvement in a five car wreck that happened Tuesday on Redwood Road, according to a local news report.

West Jordan Police Sgt. Dan Roberts disclosed that the man was driving a sedan that was traveling south on Redwood near 6800 South at around 6:30 A.M. when suddenly the sedan crossed over the center line into oncoming traffic for an unknown reason.

Roberts stated that the sedan clipped a red pickup truck, ripped off the driver’s rear tire and that vehicle ended up on its side.  The sedan continued moving after the collision with the red pickup but then began spinning and bouncing off more vehicles. The sedan hit a Jeep nearly head-on and it also ended up on its side. The spinning vehicle clipped two more cars before coming to a stop. Emergency crews had to cut open the pickup truck to extricate the driver.

The driver of the sedan and the driver of the red pickup truck were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Upon investigation, police discovered drug paraphernalia in the sedan. Roberts said that detectives also got a search warrant to draw blood from the driver.

The report added that the man was not immediately arrested pending the results of the toxicology tests. The case will be forwarded to the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office to be reviewed for possible charges.

The report revealed that a check of Utah state court records shows the man has an extensive criminal history, mainly drug and forgery related convictions, dating back to 1998. Most recently, he was convicted in 2013 in two separate cases, one for felony drug possession and the other attempted possession of a stolen vehicle. The man was given “zero tolerance probation” as part of those cases, according to the state courts docket.

Christensen & Hymas is glad that despite what happened, the injuries were not fatal. If you were injured due to someone’s negligence or recklessness, call us at (801)-506-0800 for a free consultation. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will help you get compensated.

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