PLAIN CITY -- Four people were hospitalized after two car accidents Thursday evening, and an attempt to avoid the traffic jam resulted in a third mishap.
Weber County Sheriff's Sgt. Mark Lowther said a 21-year-old man was hit by a car while he was jogging on 2600 North, around 7:40 p.m. A vehicle behind him was merging to make a right-hand turn, and preliminary reports indicated the angle of the sun prevented the driver from seeing the man.
The man was flown by helicopter to an area hospital, Lowther said. Information on his condition was not available.
The second accident happened later, at 2200 N. 4650 West, when two cars collided, Lowther said. The adult male driver of one car was taken to the hospital, as were two passengers -- a woman and a juvenile girl. Their conditions were not available.
Lowther said investigations into both accidents were ongoing as of Thursday evening. The names of those involved were not released.
A short while after the second crash, a vehicle tried to pull a U-turn to avoid the stopped traffic at the crash site, Lowther said. However, the car ended up off the road, in a ditch, where it broke an irrigation headgate, causing a water leak.
The public works department had to shut off the water to avoid flooding of nearby property, Lowther said. The driver was unhurt.