The image shows UDOT crews rescuing the crashed cars from the creek below. Courtesy: UDOT
A motorist was recording as two vehicles nearly collided head-on on January 24, 2021 in Utah’s Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Both cars slid down to the Big Cottonwood Creek below. The accident occurred slightly before SR190’s S-Curve heading up the canyon.
Four people were injured in the accident, and one was sent to the hospital with injuries. The road was closed for hours on to allow for the recovery of the vehicles.
Officials received backlash for closing the road on a Sunday (with fresh powder) to recover the truck after the victims had been safely rescued.
The negative feedback has forced UPD to change their policy on vehicle recovery. They posted the following Tweet on the situation:
Here's a brief statement regarding the closure of BCC on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/KEQ6NB6FGw
— Unified Police Dept (@UPDSL) January 26, 2021