car smashed_rear-endedLast Sunday in Salt Lake City, a woman was severely hurt after a truck ran into the vehicle.   The man driving the Ford truck suffered an unspecified medical episode. Speculations given by Lt. Scoot White with the Salt Lake City Police Department say perhaps he had a seizure, or passed out behind the wheel.

The man was traveling west on North Temple in the late morning, around 10:40. He slammed into the rear of a blue sedan waiting at the traffic light. The small car was pushed into the intersection, while the rear was crushed. The truck continued and struck another sedan, a red vehicle eastbound, before coming to a stop against the road’s side rail.

A female driver of one of the cars had a severe head injury, and needed CPR at the scene of the crash. There was a male passenger who was also injured, but the female is still in critical condition.

The driver of the truck was not seriously injured. Police are still investigating to determine  exactly what happened, whether or not drugs or alcohol were involved. The truck driver willingly stayed at the scene with police.

If you have a medical condition that might hinder driving ability, it can be very serious, and lead to serious injury or legal problems.  If you have tendencies toward epilepsy, fainting, anxiety or panic attacks, narcolepsy, or any sort of vision problem that comes and goes, be aware and proactive, and talk to your doctor about whether or not it is safe for you to drive.


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