19 August 2022, Salt Lake City, The Utah Transit Authority bus was struck by a car on Thursday afternoon, forcing the bus into two more vehicles, according to more details provided by Salt Lake City police. At 4:15 p.m., an accident at 300 W. North Temple St. badly injured one individual. According to a Friday update from the SLCPD, “at first, based on witness testimony,
it was suspected the driver of the Camry had a medical episode just moments previous to the incident.” However, based on the development of the inquiry, the SLCPD is currently looking into the Camry’s driver for drunk driving. According to the statement, the Toyota Camry’s driver is still in the hospital and is in critical condition. “At this time, no citations have been issued or arrests have been made.”
When authorities from Salt Lake City Fire, Gold Cross, and UTA arrived, they discovered four injured people, including the Camry driver who was imprisoned inside his car. According to the police statement, patrol officers kept the area safe as firefighters began triaging and attending to the injured. Investigators think the Camry’s driver was traveling south when he allegedly blew a red light
striking an oncoming eastbound bus, which then collided with two other northbound cars that were also stopped at the intersection. The Camry’s driver, the bus driver, and two bus passengers were all hurt as a consequence of the collisions, according to the statement. According to investigators, only the Camry’s driver suffered significant injuries. Regarding the bus driver and passengers who had less serious injuries, no information has been made public.