Two crashes involving three vehicles that shut down the northbound lanes on Redwood Road for more than an hour Tuesday evening were allegedly caused by a reckless driver who blew through a red light and sent at least two people to the hospital.
Sgt. Rich Bell of the West Jordan Police Department said a man driving a red Ford pickup got into a crash with another vehicle at 7800 S. Redwood Road at about 5 p.m. then drove off heading north. Bell said that several witnesses reported that the man was speeding, perhaps going as fast as 80 mph on the road while weaving through rush-hour traffic.
The driver of the pickup then came to an intersection with 7000 South and drove through a red light. The pickup then made a T-bone collision with another car, causing injuries to a driver and passenger in the other car. Bell said the people in the car were taken to the hospital with scrapes, bruises and possible broken bones.