NORTH SALT LAKE — A 16-year-old West Jordan teen was seriously injured Sunday when he lost control of his Toyota SUV on slick roads.

The southbound vehicle was making the transition from I-15 to I-215 when the driver lost control. The car slid sideways and struck the end of a guardrail, which tore into the driver's side of the vehicle, Utah Highway Patrol trooper Doug Moss said.

Moss said the tires on the vehicle were bald and lacked sufficient traction to handle the conditions. It was raining lightly when the accident occurred, he said.

The boy had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was taken by helicopter ambulance to the University Medical Center with possible broken bones and internal injuries, but those injuries were not considered life-threatening. He was the only one in the vehicle.