VIDEO: Utah man survives near head-on collision with wrong way driver
SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) A man driving on Interstate-215 made a quick move that may have saved his life and it was all captured on camera.
Sunny Mallick, of Salt Lake City, posted a video on YouTube that shows him avoid being hit head-on by a car driving the wrong way in Taylorsville on Saturday.
Utah Highway Patrol said it received a call of a wrong way driver who had hit several vehicles came in at about 11:54 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 . The crash happened on the west belt loop of I-215 in Taylorsville near 4700 South. A black Dodge Ram pickup truck was reportedly driving north in southbound lanes, according to UHP. When officers arrived they found a wrecked Hyundai Sonata and a Nissan Pathfinder blocking southbound traffic on the freeway.
The truck was abandoned at the scene a short distance away from the other wrecked vehicles. Drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana were found inside the pickup truck, according to UHP.
A trooper investigating the crash said the registered owner of the truck was found a short time later at his home.
"The owner claimed he let a friend borrow the truck for an hour," UHP stated in a news release.
The wrong way driver has not been identified at this time and the investigation is ongoing.
Mallick published the video three days later and within a day, his video had 46,000 views.
A caption below the video describes what Mallick experienced:
I-215 southbound, driver presumably drunk was driving on the wrong side of the freeway. My friend ahead of me in the white truck narrowly avoided it and I tried swerving out of the way.