A dramatic seven-car pile up that involved an airborne SUV in Taylorsville snarled traffic Saturday morning but resulted in surprisingly few injuries.
The accident happened about 10 a.m. at the intersection of 5400 South and 2700 West, according to Unified Police Detective Jared Richardson. He said an eastbound black SUV hit a blue Pontiac Grand Am and a gray BMW in the intersection. The SUV then "became airborne," Richardson said, and traveled "20 or 30 feet" before slamming into the hoods and windshields of a green minivan and a GMC Yukon. The SUV finally came to rest upside-down near the minivan.
During the accident the BMW also spun around and hit a gray Pontiac Trans Am. The seventh vehicle, a white truck, was "splattered" with debris but didn't actually hit anything, Richardson said.