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Dispatchers say bystanders lifted vehicle off crash victim in Kearns

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 9 2016 6:35 a.m. MST

Bystanders helped lift a vehicle off of a victim Monday night after he crashed into a cement barrier, dispatchers said.

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KEARNS — Bystanders helped lift a vehicle off a victim Monday night after he crashed into a cement barrier, police dispatchers confirmed.

The crash occurred near 4700 South and 4000 West around 8:30 p.m., according to police. Bystanders came to the aid of a man who was partially ejected in the crash and was unconscious, dispatchers said.

Unified Police Lt. Lex Bell said the man was driving at a high rate of speed along 4700 South when he hit a barrier, causing his vehicle to roll into a canal.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition, Bell said. The lieutenant didn't immediately have any details about dispatchers' confirmation that bystanders assisted the victim at the scene of the crash.

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