BOUNTIFUL — A large dump truck hit several vehicles, causing extensive damage and critically injuring one woman, and took out a power pole in Bountiful Thursday.
About 8:50 a.m., a dump truck hauling a full load of dirt was traveling downhill on 400 North, when it hit several vehicles at the intersection of 400 East, including smashing into the back of one vehicle being driven by a 30-year-old woman, said Bountiful Police Lt. Dave Edwards.
That woman was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. A total of seven vehicles were hit, some of them unoccupied, Edwards said. Most of the vehicles hit suffered extensive damage.
The front of the dump truck was also heavily damaged. The driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital for injuries not considered to be life-threatening, Edwards said. Two others were treated at the scene.
Power was also briefly knocked out in the area when the truck hit a power pole. Bountiful officials later tweeted that power had been restored.
Parts of trees that were snapped and a fire hydrant that was struck were part of the debris lying in the road where the truck came to a stop.
As part of their investigation into what caused the dump truck to crash into the vehicles, detectives were going to inspect to dump truck for mechanical issues. Edwards said impairment was not believed to be a factor.