Two accidents Thursday morning in the same spot and within minutes of each other resulted in three injuries, including one to a Salt Lake County sheriff's deputy.
Just after 9 a.m., a 34-year-old woman's car traveling west on I-80 in Parleys Canyon apparently hit a patch of ice, slid to the side of the road and rolled into a snowbank, said Unified Fire Authority Capt. Jay Torgersen.
A Salt Lake County sheriff's deputy who happened to be in the area stopped to help the woman, who was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, said Sheriff's Sgt. Rex Mulholland. The deputy let the woman sit in his patrol car to stay warm until Utah Highway Patrol troopers could arrive to help.
When a UHP trooper arrived, he parked his patrol car near the deputy's vehicle and got out to investigate.
Moments later, an 18-year-old woman, also traveling west, went out of control and crashed into both the UHP and deputy's vehicles, Mulholland said.
The driver in the second car suffered significant injuries, including a broken leg, and she may have lost consciousness, Torgersen said. She was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.
The woman involved in the first accident and the deputy both suffered minor injuries. The woman was taken to a local hospital in good condition.