SMITHFIELD — A 33-year-old Smithfield man has been placed in a medically induced coma and flown to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, after being hit by a car while jogging Tuesday morning.
Smithfield City Police officer Brandon Muir said Jeffrey Oar was jogging south on 200 West near 550 South, when he was hit by a silver Mazda, also traveling south.
The car was being driven by 27-year-old Jerry Goodridge, also of Smithfield.
Muir said Oar was jogging in the road, dragging a weighted sled when he was hit from behind by the car. He was taken to Logan Regional Hospital and later flown to Murray. He reportedly has multiple fractures to his face and possible fractures to other parts of his body.
The accident occurred at 7:10 a.m. just before sunrise. Goodridge originally told police that he didn’t see Oar, jogging in the street before hitting him.
Muir said as police began investigating, they tested Goodridge and found he was under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident. He has been booked into the Cache County Jail on an initial charge of driving under the influence, a third-degree felony.
The investigation is being turned over to the Cache County Attorney’s office and additional charges are pending.
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