LAYTON -- A man was taken to the hospital after his car went down a ravine and into a creek Wednesday night.
Nathaniel Moore, 32, was driving east on Fort Lane in Layton when a woman driving west turned south onto Church Street, which Moore was passing, said Layton Police Sgt. Paul Gardiner.
The second vehicle struck the back of Moore's white Toyota Corolla shortly before 6 p.m.
The impact sent the Corolla off the road and down a ravine that is south of Fort Lane. The car came to a stop at the bottom of the ravine and was partially in Hobbs Creek, near the intersection of Fort Lane and Gordon Avenue.
Two men working nearby were packing up for the day when they witnessed the accident, Gardiner said. They ran down the ravine after the Corolla to see if Moore was all right.
He suffered some cuts and abrasions on his arms and head, but he did not seem to have any serious injuries, Gardiner said.
It was unknown whether he was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.
The two men ran back up to the road and flagged down a passing driver to call for help, Gardiner said.
It took firefighters and a special water rescue crew from Syracuse about 40 minutes to get Moore out of the ravine.
The car had been teetering on a concrete barrier, and rescue crews tied it to a tree to keep it from falling completely into the cold creek.
Moore was taken to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden with minor injuries.
At 8:30 p.m., tow truck crews were still working on getting the Corolla out of the ravine.
Police are investigating the accident to determine if anyone should be cited.
The female driver who hit Moore told police the headlights of his car were not on at the time, Gardiner said, but eyewitness accounts contradict that.