Truck Crashes into Cargo Plane in Salt Lake City

A driver is injured as the truck he is driving hits a parked airplane

An airport truck driver has incurred injuries as the vehicle he was driving smashed into a parked cargo plane, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The incident occurred at 6:20 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, writes The Salt Lake Tribune. The wing of the airplane was damaged, as was the truck, according to Deseret News.

There is no indication as to what caused the accident as of yet; however, preliminary reports show that both the plane and the vehicle have been deteriorated. Though fog was listed as a possible factor in the collision, reports indicate the incident did not affect the driver.

The cargo jet was stationed in the eastern section of the airport, says Salt Lake City International Airport spokeswoman Barbara Gann.

She adds that the plane was fueled, and a fuel tank located in its wing burst upon impact. As the vehicle collided into the aircraft, fuel was expelled onto the tarmac.

A portion of the wing broke the truck's windshield, hitting the driver. He has been transported to the Intermountain Medical Center for hospitalization, reports say.

No information about his current situation and whether or not his injuries are life-threatening has been provided to this point.

As the aircraft was empty at the time of the accident, the driver was the only casualty. No flights have been canceled, nor have disturbances been reported by any passengers.

Another car crash is making headlines in California today. As we also informed you, a tour bus hit a pick-up truck around Mentone, on Highway 38.

8 people have been killed and at least 17 have been injured as the bus driver from Tijuana swerved and flipped the vehicle over. The roadway remains closed until all debris is cleared and victims can be transported to the hospital.

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