Source: CVDaily Feed
Four people were injured, one seriously, and a power pole was down after a traffic accident Friday afternoon just north of Ted’s Service Station south of Logan on Highway 89/91. Two vehicles were involved, a sedan an a small SUV.
The accident occurred at approximately 5:45 p.m. and backed up traffic for miles. An eyewitness account said northbound traffic was backed up nearly to the mouth of Sardine Canyon.
“We don’t fully understand the cause of the accident yet,” says Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen. “It appears a vehicle may have tried to get out on the highway and didn’t accelerate fast enough and ended up getting rear-ended.”
The accident occurred just north of Ted’s Service at 3200 South Highway 89/91. The intersection does not have a stop light.
“There were four patients taken from the accident,” Jensen continues, “two in the lead vehicle and two in the other. All of them were transported to Logan Regional. One was in serious condition the others were more precautionary.”
Because a power pole was involved with a live power line, crews from Rocky Mountain Power were called on scene. They were assisted by Logan Light and Power. It is unknown at this time whether or not customers in the area experienced any kind of power outage. Additional assistance on the scene was provided by the Logan Fire Department, the Cache County Sheriff’s Office and the Utah Highway Patrol.
“That’s an uncontrolled intersection and I would hope people would realize they need to give extra regard to the speed of oncoming traffic,” exclaims Jensen. “Some people are cruising down that road at over 60 miles per hour.”