RIVERDALE -- A seat belt saved an Idaho man's life when his pickup truck and camper trailer rolled Thursday afternoon.
The man, who was not immediately identified, was driving north on Interstate 15 when his camper trailer started weaving and bobbing from side to side, said Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Sean Cannon.
Halfway between the Interstate 84 merge and the 31st Street exit, the man lost control of the vehicle, and both the trailer and truck rolled, winding up partly in the shoulder and partly in the fast lane.
"He was wearing his seat belt, and that saved his life," Cannon said. "If he had not been wearing it, he would have been at least partially ejected."
However, the man was trapped in his truck.
Soon after the 1:40 p.m. rollover, emergency responders showed up to extricate him from the truck.
About an hour later, the man, who had moderate injuries, was in an ambulance and on the way to a local hospital, and UHP had the scene cleared.
So they could safely manage the scene during that hour, law enforcement blocked the fast lane and the adjacent lane.
The pickup truck was a total loss, though the 15- to 20-foot trailer might not be, Cannon said.
The man will not be cited for the accident.
He was the only one in the truck.