SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown says that an officer whose patrol car was hit in an intersection early Saturday morning was recovering from minor injuries Saturday evening.
Brown also thanked two motel employees that helped get the officer out of his damaged car.
“I’m so grateful for the help of 2 brave citizens,” Brown said in a tweet.
The accident happened just before 4 a.m. at 600 S. and 200 W. according to Salt Lake City Police Lt. Bill Manzanares.
— Chief Mike Brown (@ChiefMikeBrown) January 9, 2021
He said that a large private commercial-sized vehicle hit the officer’s car in the intersection. The officer was reportedly knocked unconscious and the car was set on fire.
Manzanares said a Motel 6 employee that heard the crash ran to the accident scene and pulled the officer from the car.
The officer received minor injuries and was hospitalized. The driver of the vehicle that struck the police cruiser was reportedly cooperative. Police said there was no sign that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Today’s Top Stories
- Backcountry avalanche alert in effect as crews mitigate risk
- Gov. Cox: Misinformation about COVID vaccines is dangerous
- Utah offers to pay public employees to fill their prescriptions in Mexico
- Now’s your chance to pick up US postage stamps honoring military dogs
- Utah COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations increase over weekend
- Jazz fan gets “coolest injury ever” after Donovan Mitchell flies into third row
- If you build it … White Sox and Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ movie…
- Cougar leaves mark on Herriman driveway
- US Capitol on lockdown as protesters storm the building
- AMBER Alert system on pause after empty message in middle of night