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Deputies Save Life Of Woman In Motorcycle Accident

Posted On : 7/30/2020 3:25:18 PM

Two UCSO Deputies saved the life of a West Jordan woman after she was involved in a motorcycle crash on State Road 68, south of Saratoga Springs.

*** PRESS RELEASE July 30, 2020 ***

On Sunday, July 26, 2020, at about 10:33 AM, a man called 911 to report that his wife had crashed on her motorcycle on State Road 68.  This happened about mile marker 21, four miles south of Saratoga Springs.  While Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) dispatched a Trooper to the crash two Deputies, who heard the call come out, were less than a mile away and responded to assist UHP.  They arrived less than one minute after going en route and found that a 48 year old West Jordan woman was critically injured.  The woman was driving south when she was unable to negotiate a curve, crossed over the northbound lane, and struck a guardrail.  Her left arm was almost completely severed above the elbow and she was bleeding severely. Her husband had used a belt as a tourniquet but it did not stop the bleeding.  Deputy Tony Sorensen applied a tourniquet, which is part of his issued equipment, above the belt and stopped the bleeding from the woman's arm.  Deputy Amber Steele then called for a medical helicopter while Deputy Sorensen attended to the injured woman.  LifeFlight arrived and took the woman to a hospital.  She is still hospitalized and is expected to recover.  Saratoga Springs Fired Department Paramedics arrived 12 minutes after the call came in and LifeFlight arrived 16 minutes after the call came in.  Given the location, both response times are remarkable.  Paramedics told Deputies that without the tourniquet applied by Deputy Sorensen the woman would likely not have survived.

For questions about the crash and updates on the condition of the victim contact Utah Highway Patrol.

For other questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office.

(801)404-1912 - Cell (Best)

(801)851-4333 - Office

Twitter:  @SGTCannonPIO or @UCSO

Email: jamesc@utahcounty.gov

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Deputy Amber Steele

Deputy Tony Sorensen

Crash location Google map.

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Deputy Amber Steele
Deputy Tony Sorensen
Crash location Google map.