Utah Highway Patrol
Authorities say a man was not properly buckled and was driving too fast on the I-215 exit at 4700 South Monday night. He was thrown from his pickup truck and was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

TAYLORSVILLE — Authorities say a crash on I-215 that landed a driver in critical condition Monday is a reminder for everyone to wear their seatbelts properly and observe speed limits.

The man, whose name has not been released, took the off-ramp at 4700 South too fast and lost control at about 7 p.m., the Utah Highway Patrol said in a prepared statement.

The driver was not properly buckled and was thrown part way through the rear window when his Dodge Ram struck the right-hand wall and rolled twice before coming to rest.

The UHP did not specify how fast the pickup was going or how the driver wore his seat belt.

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Crews took him to Intermountain Medical Center. Details on his injuries were not released.

"Troopers want to remind all drivers that the posted speed limit is the safest maximum speed," the UHP said, "and that properly wearing a seat belt could save your life or prevent serious injury."

The seat belt should be snug across the lower hips or upper thighs, with the shoulder portion across the breastbone and collarbone. It should never be tucked under the arm or behind the back, the UHP said.