LEHI A three-car accident involving an SUV towing a boat sent two Sandy women to the hospital Wednesday evening.
The two 19-year-old women, who were riding together in a car, were taken to American Fork Hospital with injuries, but none were life-threatening, according to Utah Highway Patrol trooper Tracy Jorgensen.
A Suburban pulling a 28 1/2-foot boat was traveling south on I-15 past the Point of the Mountain Wednesday just after 7 p.m. when the driver encountered heavy traffic due to a concert at Thanksgiving Point. The driver of the Suburban, which was traveling in the far right-hand lane, attempted to stop but was unable to do so and swerved into the right-hand emergency lane, Jorgensen said.
The Suburban then hit a Chevy Cavalier that was in the emergency lane, causing the smaller car to spin around and strike the concrete barrier in the center median. After hitting the Cavalier, the Suburban continued to swerve out of control. With the driver unable to control his vehicle any longer, the boat trailer jackknifed as the Suburban crashed into a box truck and the boat trailer spun around and hit the side of the truck. When the Suburban came to a stop, Jorgensen said, it was facing the wrong way up the highway in the far right lane with the trailer still attached.
Jorgensen said the HOV and far right lanes were both blocked off for about an hour while crews cleaned up the accident. A man driving the box truck was not injured, nor were the driver of the Suburban and his three passengers, a woman and two children.