RIVERDALE -- A 17-year-old driver was cited in an injury accident that occurred at 900 W. Riverdale Road at 7 p.m. Monday.
The driver was transporting her friend, who had just graduated a year early from Fremont High School.
The driver was cited for failure to yield after she pulled her 1996 Jeep Cherokee out northbound into the intersection and then was T-boned by a westbound 1996 Geo Prism.
"The driver turned left in front of the Geo Prism, almost causing a head-on collision," said Riverdale Police Sgt. Curtis Jones.
The driver of the westbound car had to be taken out by emergency workers using the Jaws of Life, said David Savage, who works at Wasatch Front Kia.
He said he didn't witness the accident but watched right after it occurred.
Savage said he saw someone in a passing vehicle rush to the scene immediately after the accident and offer first aid to the injured woman, who was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.
Jones said the injured driver was an 18-year-old woman who suffered a fractured femur as well as serious injuries to her left arm and multiple abrasions to her head and other areas of her body.
He said her passenger, a 14-year-old girl, also was taken to the hospital with abrasions on her left knee.
A Hooper man, the father of the 17-year-old driver, said he'd like the accident to serve as a warning to those graduating this time of year from area high schools.
He said he wanted to tell other kids to be careful, as accidents can happen so easily.
"We know what happens after graduation," he said. "Tell them not to drink and drive."
His daughter is not suspected of drinking before the accident and police said alcohol was not a factor.