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September 8, 2022

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SLCPD Responds to Three Rollover Crashes in Less Than 24 Hours

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is reminding drivers to slow down, pay attention, and drive safely after officers responded to three separate rollover crashes in less than 24 hours.

The first crash occurred at 8:24 a.m. on September 8, 2022, when SLC911 received calls about a rollover at 300 West South Temple Street. Thanks to seatbelts and airbags, there were no serious injuries to the occupants. Based on the preliminary investigation, the driver of a Subaru ran a red light and was struck by a Honda, causing the Subaru to roll.

The second crash occurred at 3:01 p.m. on September 8, 2022, when SLC911 received information about a rollover at 300 West and 500 South. Officers arrived and found two vehicles involved with multiple passengers.  Thankfully, due to safety equipment there were only minor injuries. Based on the preliminary investigation, the driver of a Cadillac SUV made an improper left turn and was hit by a pickup truck, causing the Cadillac to roll.

The third crash occurred at 4:53 a.m. on September 9, 2022, when SLC911 received information about a possible rollover near 1100 North Twickenham Drive. Patrol officers responded and found a BMW on its top . The only occupant of the car was uninjured. Based on the preliminary investigation, the driver of the BMW looked down allowing the car to drive and strike a rock.

This year there have been 21 deadly traffic-related crashes in Salt Lake City.

A picture from each crash is being released.

A car that crashed and ended up on it's roof

A car that has crashed and ended up on it's roof

A car that has crashed and ended up on it's roof

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