SLCPD Investigating 2 Separate Hit and Run Crashes, 1 Killed, 2 Other InjuredJanuary 15, 2023
SLCPD Liberty Bike Squad Wins NAACP First Responder AwardJanuary 16, 2023
PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
January 16, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact Information: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com
SLCPD Investigating Critical Injury Crash Along State Street
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a critical injury crash.
This investigation started at 11:40 p.m. on Sunday January 15, 2023, when SLC911 got information about a crash involving a person crossing the road at 700 South State Street.
Officers arrived on scene and located a 31-year-old man down on the ground with critical injuries.
Gold Cross Ambulance and Salt Lake City Fire Department paramedics took the man to the hospital in critical condition.
At last check, the man is reportedly in critical but stable condition.
Based on the preliminary investigation, officers have learned a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee hit the man as the driver traveled northbound on State Street. Officers believe the 31-year-old crossed State Street wearing dark clothing and against a do not cross traffic light.
The driver of the Jeep remained on scene, called 9-1-1 and cooperated with officers.
No arrests or citations have been made.
At this time, neither excess speed, impairment, nor driver distraction appear to be a factor in the crash.
The Salt Lake City Police Department encourages drivers to regularly scan their field of visions while driving. This includes making sure to physically move your head to scan intersections and the roadway for objects, including other road users.
There is no additional information for release.
No photos from the scene are available.