Van crashes into building on Wall Avenue

Dec 12 2013 - 11:06am

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OGDEN -- Aaron Carter is grateful he suffered just sore ribs, arms and few scratches after his van collided with a truck, then smashed into a vacant building, on Wall Avenue.

"I told my wife Heavenly Father was looking out for us today," the 35-year-old Brigham City man said.

Carter, who just became a dad two weeks ago after his wife gave birth to a girl, said he was driving north on Wall Avenue at about 15th Street when he realized he didn't have his seat belt on.

He reached back and was buckling up when he looked up in time to see a truck coming south heading straight at him.

"There was no where to go," Carter said. "He was moving fast."

Police said at about 2:30 p.m. the white pick-up truck had been traveling southbound on Wall Avenue when another black truck suddenly pulled out in front of it from 1400 South.

Both vehicles swerved and the white truck ran into northbound traffic, hitting Carter's van.

The truck then rolled into a vacant building on the east side of Wall Avenue, crumbling the side of the building.

The right northbound lane on Wall Avenue between 15th Street and 14th Street was closed while emergency crews cleaned up the accident.

Police said the driver of the black truck left the accident, but police are not actively searching for them because the vehicles did not make contact.

The driver of the truck declined to talk. He also received minor injuries.

Contact reporter Andreas Rivera at 801-625-4227 or arivera@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @AndreasCRivera.

 

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