MIDVALE A Utah Highway Patrol trooper was injured when a car ran over his foot at the end of a chase along I-15 on Monday.
About 11:20 a.m., troopers began following the driver of a pickup truck who was driving recklessly and had caused several accidents from Davis to Salt Lake county, said Utah Highway Patrol trooper Cameron Roden. It was unclear how many accidents were caused by the man, who police said was in his late 20s.
The driver led troopers on a chase along I-15 before taking eastbound I-215 and eventually pulling over on the Union Park off ramp, Roden said. The man refused to step out of his truck and was forcefully removed.
The truck was still in drive when the man was taken out of the vehicle, Roden said. It crashed into a police cruiser and ran over a trooper's foot. The trooper was taken to the hospital with a possibly broken foot, Roden said.
The driver of the truck was taken to St. Mark's Hospital for evaluation. Roden said police found different kinds of medications in the truck. An investigation is ongoing.
The driver's name was not immediately available Monday afternoon.