East Idaho woman tries to stop traffic for semitruck, gets hit by vehicle
WEST JORDAN, Utah — A woman trying to stop traffic to help a semitruck back out of a parking lot was hit by another vehicle and critically injured Thursday morning, officials said.
A husband and wife were driving a flatbed semitruck loaded with sod in West Jordan, Utah, at about 6:30 a.m. when they tried to turn around, according to West Jordan police officer Scott List.
The woman got out of the vehicle to stop traffic so the semitruck could back out of a parking lot when she was hit by another vehicle, List said. Her husband then exited the semitruck, which rolled into a nearby building, List said. The building sustained minor damage.
The woman, who is 42 years old and from Idaho Falls was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
Three people have died in auto-pedestrian crashes in Utah this week.
A man died Wednesday after he was hit while in a crosswalk at Riverside Drive and State Street in Provo.
A West Valley City woman was fatally hit by two vehicles near 4700 South at 1463 West in Taylorsville on Monday.
And a Taylorsville woman died after a car hit her as she walked her bicycle across a crosswalk on Tuesday.