Father issued citation after son rolls car

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HURRICANE – Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene of single-vehicle rollover involving two teens Sunday afternoon.

Hurricane City Police officers and Hurricane Valley Fire and Ambulance responded the area of 2610 S. 3369 West around 4:15 p.m. and encountered a blue 1992 Geo Metro that had done a three-quarter roll onto its side, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said.

Two teenaged boys, a 16-year-old and 14-year-old, were in the car when it rolled. The 16-year-old, who had been driving the car, told police that the Metro had experienced a mechanical problem of some kind that resulted in the accident. The story didn’t exactly fly with officers.

“There were some indications that led officers to believe that the driver was driving erratically, which caused the vehicle to roll,” Buell said.

The driver received a minor cut on his hand from the accident while the 14-year-old was uninjured, Buell said. Both boys were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. Medical transport at the scene was declined.

The 16-year-old was charged with a learner’s permit violation, while his father was cited for allowing an unlicensed driver to use the car, Buell said.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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1 Comment

  • ladybugavenger April 6, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Here we go again……..”mechanical problems”

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