2 teens 'lucky' to walk away from wreck in Farr West

Tuesday , March 06, 2018 - 12:52 PM

CASIE FORBES
Standard-Examiner

A Farr West crash appeared to almost fold a Jeep Cherokee in half, but the two teenage girls inside were lucky enough to walk away with only minor injuries. 

Deputies from the Weber County Sheriff’s Department responded to the single-car crash just after school let out Monday. When they arrived at 2600 W. North Plain City Road, they found the Jeep upside-down, partly wrapped around a power pole, according to a Weber County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post.

The girls, both 16-years-old, were taken to a local hospital — the driver sustained a cut to her forehead and the passenger reported a neck injury. They released soon after. Both girls were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, according to the release

“Traffic Investigators determined speed to be a factor as the SUV failed to navigate a slight curve in the roadway,” WCSO officials wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday. “As the pictures show, these two girls were very lucky and were only inches away from more serious injuries or death. The Weber County Sheriff's Office wants to remind drivers to slow down and avoid any distractions when behind the wheel.”

The driver was cited for careless driving. 

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