Seatbelts save the lives of 2 in Logan head-on crash

Monday , July 21, 2014 - 10:34 AM

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By CIMARON NEUGEBAUER Standard-Examiner staff

LOGAN — One man is in serious condition and several others were transported to the hospital after a head-on collision in Logan Canyon Sunday afternoon.

Around 3 p.m., a 22-year-old woman was driving south in a Honda Civic down the canyon between Ricks Springs and Tony Grove, according to Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Perry. At mile post 477 the woman went around a curve and tried to pass where there was no passing lane in her direction.

A pick up truck headed north in the passing lane hit the car head-on. 

Both the driver and the 24-year-old passenger in the Honda were wearing seatbelts, which Perry says greatly minimized their injuries.

“The seatbelts and the air bags possibly saved both from fatal injuries,” he said.

Crews extricated the passenger and flew him to McKay Dee Hospital in serious condition. The driver was taken by ground ambulance to Logan Regional Hospital.

A 19-year-old driver in the pickup and and 18-year-old female passenger were taken by ambulance to the hospital with minor injuries.

The roadway was shutdown in Logan Canyon traffic was restricted to one lane of travel in the area for about two hours due to the accident.

Contact reporter Cimaron Neugebauer 801-625-4231 or cimaron@standard.net Follow him on Twitter at @CimaronNews or on Facebook at facebook.com/SECimaron

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