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5:51 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Campus wreck on first day of classes

A two-car accident on U.S. Highway 89 in Logan sent one car into the flower beds at Utah State University today. Logan police responded to the accident, which occurred at the 1200 East turn-off near the university’s Fine Arts Center at 2:45 this afternoon.

Emergency responders treat a man involved in a vehicle collision on U.S. Hwy. 89 near 1200 East on Monday.
Credit Elaine Taylor

Traffic in the area was halted for around a half of an hour as debris was cleared off of the road and on-site medics tended to those involved in the collision.

Today was the first day of fall classes at USU. Roads in and around campus are much busier this time of year as enrollment jumps from around 9,000 summer students to 29,000 for the fall semester.

Witnesses to the accident say no one was on the sidewalk near the flower beds at the time of the incident.

According to the USU police website, there were 104 traffic accidents reported on campus last year.