SALT LAKE CITY — Nine people suffered injuries after a truck crashed into a COVID-19 testing site at the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot on the University of Utah campus Thursday morning.
The crash took place about 9:43 a.m. at the site, which is just west of the stadium, according to Salt Lake City Fire Department Capt. Anthony Burton. Four people were taken to a hospital after the crash, and five people were treated for their injuries at the scene and released.
Authorities believe the truck driver may have had a medical emergency before the crash. The truck hit two cars before crashing into the test site and causing significant damage to some of the structures at the site, according to University Police Deputy Chief Jason Hinojosa.
It did not appear that any of the injured people suffered life-threatening injuries, Hinojosa said.
“This could have been a lot worse,” he said.