WEST POINT -- A man and a woman watching TV at home were seriously injured when a pickup truck came smashing into their house Wednesday.
The silver Dodge pickup that hit the home was following a blue pickup truck southbound on 2000 West approaching the intersection of 550 North when a truck towing a fifth-wheel travel trailer pulled out in front of them, Sgt. Dan Yeaman, of Davis County Sheriff's Office, said.
The blue pickup truck crashed into the trailer and the silver pickup swerved to avoid the wreck but ended up hitting the home at 535 N. 2000 West, injuring two people inside.
Yeaman said one victim was flown by helicopter in critical condition to a local trauma center and one was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.
A witness at the scene after the crash said a man inside the home, apparently in shock and with a broken femur, was transported by ambulance to a nearby junior high school where he could be transfered to a medical helicopter.
A woman who also was in the bedroom where the silver Dodge pickup hit also was taken to a hospital.
Lauryn Schwebke, 16, of Clearfield, didn't see the crash but was one of the first people to arrive afterward. She called paramedics just after the accident occurred around 7:15 p.m.
"There was a guy on the floor and his leg was obviously broken because he was turned sideways in a way your leg probably shouldn't turn," Schwebke said. "The bedroom is where (the truck) came through.
They were laying on the bed watching TV, and the bed was pushed up against the wall that was hit. (The woman) actually got thrown across the room into a wall and blacked out. She has gone to the hospital with lower back and hip injuries."
Her two sons, just babies, were luckily in the living room when it happened and weren't hurt, Schwebke said.
Two young women knocked on the doors of the home and got in through the side door to check on the people in the house, Schwebke said.
Schwebke and friend Daniel Palmer, 16, of Roy, followed them in and found the couple.
Schwebke called paramedics and Palmer, a lifeguard trained in first aid, began to help the couple, along with another man they believe was a firefighter or EMT who lived nearby.
The drivers of the vehicles were not injured and the crash was still under investigation Wednesday night by the Davis County Sheriff's Office and the Utah Highway Patrol, Yeaman said. No citations had been issued.
The intersection where the accident occurred was closed for 21aN2 hours and it took five tow trucks to clean up the wreck, Yeaman said.
Lauryn Schwebke is the daughter of Standard-Examiner reporter Scott Schwebke.