News short: 15-year-old flown to Vegas hospital after ATV accident

ST. GEORGE — A 15-year-old was transported by Life Flight to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas after an ATV accident late Sunday evening in the Warner Valley area.

At about 10:36 p.m. Sunday, deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one person ATV accident north of the Warner Valley Road east of Washington City, Washington County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Crouse said.

The 15-year-old driver was transported by Life Flight to Dixie Regional Medical Center then on to University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

No updates are available on the patient’s condition because of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act -HIPPA – requirements, Crouse said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by the authorities and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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2 Comments

  • rick May 27, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    With the population of Washington County we need a Level 1 Trauma Center!!

  • Brian May 29, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I was talking with a friend that works at the hospital, and he said we have 2 neurosurgeons, and they can handle almost any kind of surgery and trauma when one of them is there, but the hospital isn’t setup to handle the high level of care needed after the surgery. They’ll also need more like 4+ neurosurgeons so at least one is always available, 24/7/365. The hospital is adding a new wing and a bunch of new OR’s, so we’re definitely heading in that direction.

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