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Officers from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Park City Fire Department were called to an accident involving a semi-trailer truck and its driver.
Courtesy of Park City Fire District

A man was injured in an industrial accident in Bear Hollow over the weekend.

Summit County Sheriff’s officials were called to Bear View Drive on Sunday after a semi-truck pulling a flatbed trailer crashed. The semi-truck driver was unloading an equipment piece of equipment when the truck’s brakes failed while the vehicle was parked, a report said.

The truck began to roll backward down the road and the driver tried to stop it, but was unsuccessful. The man was run over by the tires and suffered injuries to both legs, said Sergeant Felicia Sotelo of the sheriff’s office.

The truck and flatbed trailer continued to roll until they hit a guardrail near Bear Hollow Road and only came to a stop as it rolled down the mountainside.

The driver of a semi-trailer truck was injured while trying to stop the vehicle from rolling down a hill.
Courtesy of Park City Fire District

The driver was awake and breathing when he was taken by ambulance to a trauma hospital in Salt Lake Valley. Sotelo could not confirm his condition Monday afternoon. No one else was injured.

Park City Towing arrived on scene and worked through the night to remove the truck and trailer, but employees told officers it may take longer. The truck and trailer were not blocking the roadway and were in a safe resting position.

According to Sotelo, the Utah Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified of the incident via voicemail.

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