LAYTON -- A man searching for his drink in his vehicle caused an accident Thursday morning that diverted traffic on Highway 89 for about an hour.
Police said a 25-year-old man, who was driving a red 2007 Chevy HHR, had looked down to find his drink and did not notice that traffic had stopped for a red light at the cross streets of Highway 89 and Oak Hills Drive at 7:50 a.m.
He collided with a black 2006 Pontiac Vibe driven by a 36-year-old man, police said.
Both were going south and the Vibe was pushed across the southbound lanes and ended up in weeds on the west side of the highway, police said. The Chevy ended up in the inside lane of northbound traffic.
Medical personnel responded to the scene, but neither driver required transport to a hospital. Both drivers were wearing seat belts and the air bags in the Chevy were deployed.
The driver of the Chevy was cited for negligent collision.