A trucker was hurt Thursday morning after being struck by a motorist while trying to direct traffic.
The accident occurred on September 27th at around 6:30 a.m. in West Jordan, Utah.
West Jordan Police Officer Scott List says that a husband-and-wife driving team was trying to make their delivery of sod when they realized that they had passed their destination and needed to turn around. The two then pulled into a parking lot and the woman jumped out to direct traffic as her husband backed the truck up onto 7800 South and that’s when she was struck by a pickup truck driving “at full speed.”
The husband then leaped out of the semi truck without setting the brake to check on his wife, sending the rig bouncing over a couple of curbs before crashing into a storefront, reported Gephardt Daily News.
The 42-year-old woman was transported to the hospital in critical condition while the pickup driver cooperated with police, who say that it appears the pickup driver had “no chance to stop.”
The incident is still under investigation and the woman’s current health condition, as well as information on charges being held against the motorist, has not been released.