U-turn crash in Salt Lake City injuries at least one person

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – A driver of a car made an unsafe U-turn resulting in a crash Friday morning. 

The collision took place in the area of 1000 West 400 South, ABC 4 reported. Upon impact, the driver of the passenger vehicle collided with a silver car. 

The U-turn was deemed unsafe because Utah State Code Section 802 states that no driver can make a U-turn based on the following: 

  • “On any curve, or upon the approach to, or near the crest of a grade, if the vehicle is not visible at a distance of 500 feet by the operator of any other vehicle approaching from either direction; 
  • on a railroad track or railroad-grade crossing;
  •  unless the movement can be made safely and without interfering with other traffic; the driver of the vehicle will be cited for making the improper.” 

As a result, the driver of the passenger vehicle was cited for making the improper U-turn. 

Minor injuries were reported, but police did not specify if both drivers were hurt or if only one person sustained injuries. 

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