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2 seriously injured in Salt Lake after SUV hits broken down car

Two people were seriously injured Saturday night after their disabled vehicle was hit on I-215. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News)

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SALT LAKE CITY – Two people were seriously injured Saturday night after their disabled vehicle was hit on I-215.

At around 10:04 p.m., a vehicle was pinned down and blocked the center lane of westbound I-215 near 1500 west, the Utah Highway Patrol said. Three passengers and a driver were inside the vehicle. Two of them got out and ran to the side of the road for safety “as the driver of the disabled vehicle leaned out the driver’s side window to warn traffic with the light on his mobile phone “.

An SUV then struck the rear of the disabled vehicle, throwing the driver of the disabled vehicle, the soldiers said.

The driver and passenger were taken to hospital in “extremely critical condition”, the soldiers said.

The driver of the SUV was slightly injured. Soldiers are investigating whether this driver was under the influence at the time of the crash.

Ashley Imlay covers state politics and breaking news for KSL.com. A lifelong Utahn, Ashley also worked as a reporter for the Deseret News and is a graduate of Dixie State University.

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