Utah police say that a semi truck hauling a load of beer crashed in a church parking lot this morning.
The crash happened around 6:20 a.m. on Thursday, October 10, in Sandy, Utah.
Here’s a look at the accident scene. You can see the truck rolled over a fence and down into the parking lot of an LDS church. pic.twitter.com/sFXnTyYkFZ
— Lexie Johnson (@lexie_news) October 10, 2019
Police say that the crash occurred because a Toyota Tundra driver ran a red light, forcing a 55 year old semi truck driver hauling beer to swerve.
The two vehicles collided and the semi truck crashed into a retaining wall and then rolled over, dropping approximately 25 feet into a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints parking lot, where the load of beer spilled out.
@SandyCityFD @sandycitypolice Did an exceptional job this morning after a crash involving a fully loaded semi truck hauling #BEER It went off a 25 foot embankment to a parking lot below. Standby for the full story and the status of the driver. This occurred just after 6am. pic.twitter.com/HtOnRTZaA0
— SLCScanner (@SLCScanner) October 10, 2019
KSLTV reports that the truck driver had to be extracted from the vehicle and was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
The Toyota driver was reportedly uninjured.
Scary scene in Sandy: A Bud Light semi-truck collided with a pickup at 11400 S and 1300 E, which forced it to crash thru a barrier wall and fall about 25 feet into a church parking lot. pic.twitter.com/59k6yN18J8
— John Wojcik (@JWojcikKSL) October 10, 2019
Police in sandy investigating a traffic accident that caused this Bud light semi to roll. Driver taken to hospital in serious condition. A passerby attempting to help also transported after she fell. Hazmat cleaning up leaking fuel, beer and other beverages. @KSL5TV pic.twitter.com/forhMrnArg
— Felicia Martinez (@FeliciaKSL) October 10, 2019