Rush hour came to a screeching halt in Weber City Tuesday afternoon as a car hit a pedestrian and sent him flying through the air during a heavy thunderstorm which police say played a definite role.
"It was a huge factor,” Weber City Police Officer Chris Kilgore said. “I spoke with the driver of the vehicle and she stated it was really hard to see so the weather was a huge factor."
One of the things officers discovered while investigating the scene was the injured pedestrian missed being hit by an SUV coming the other direction by inches.
"I was just driving home and saw a man walking across the street and I thought he may get hit,” SUV Driver Andy Ferguson said. “And sure enough he did. I thought he was going to hit me but he came flying through the air and landed under my car.”
"It’s a bad area through here anyway, especially with bad weather,” Kilgore added. “The people were trying to go back and forth to work, it was rush hour anyway."
Police say no charges are expected in the accident at this time. The investigation is being handled by the Weber City Police Department.