HERRIMAN — Police say a man was ejected from a stolen pickup truck when he caused a crash by running a red light Saturday morning, critically injuring him.
Just before 9 a.m., the 24-year-old man was driving southbound on Mountain View Corridor when he ignored a red light at Rosecrest Road and struck a different truck going eastbound through the intersection, said Unified Police Lt. Brian Lohrke.Comment on this story
The driver of the allegedly stolen truck, whose name was not released and who police believe was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected when the vehicle took "a tumble down into a field," Lohrke said. He was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
The lieutenant said the man had a female passenger with him, who was wearing a seat belt and was reported to be in good condition, but that she was also transported to a hospital as a precaution due to "the severity of the tumble."
The other driver was not injured.
Lohrke said the offending truck was reported stolen Friday in South Salt Lake. Unified police will be working with South Salt Lake police to get more information in that case, he said.
Contributing: Kira Hoffelmeyer