Injuries sustained when car hydroplaned on I-15 Cedar

Silver Honda Accord hit standing water on I-15, hydroplaned off the highway and into a tree. Cedar City, Utah, July 27, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

IRON COUNTY – A single-vehicle accident occurred northbound on Interstate-15 Saturday, about the time Cedar City was receiving rainfall that would reach record levels. The accident resulted in injuries to both the driver and his passenger.

The driver, a 33-year-old man, was traveling with his pregnant wife in a silver Honda Accord northbound at mile post 58 on I-15 at 6:30 p.m. when he hit a large amount of standing water on the highway, lost control of the vehicle and hydroplaned off the road and into a tree.

While his wife suffered minor injuries, the driver sustained serious injuries and was transported to Valley View Hospital in Cedar City via ambulance.

Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Jalaine Hawkes said names of the injured parties have not been released.

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Silver Honda Accord hit standing water on I-15, hydroplaned off the highway and into a tree. Cedar City, Utah, July 27, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News
Silver Honda Accord hit standing water on I-15, hydroplaned off the highway and into a tree. Cedar City, Utah, July 27, 2013 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

 

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2 Comments

  • Chelsey Hall July 28, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I know exactly how scaring this is! I did the same thing 6 months ago.. I underestimated a puddle of water, hit it going 80 and flew off the side of the highway:( thoughts and prayers go to you guys!

  • Utah Amber July 28, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Yeah going 80 when it’s raining or wet is just an all out disregard for life. I see people driving like maniacs all the time in the rain…sloooow down. SAVE A LIFE if not your own someone else’s.

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