Car slip ‘n slide roll into lava rocks leaves two injured

SANTA CLARA — Two people were injured Saturday just before 1:30 p.m. when a car spun, rolled and ended up off the road in a lava rock crevice in Santa Clara.

An elderly couple were injured when their car lost control on a turn on Pioneer Parkway and rolled into the lava beds. Santa Clara, Utah, May 7, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
A couple was injured when the driver lost control of the car they were in on a turn on Pioneer Parkway. The car then rolled into the lava beds. Santa Clara, Utah, May 7, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

“We had an elderly couple driving westbound on Pioneer Parkway,” Santa Clara Fire Chief Dan Nelson said at the scene. “They left the road for unknown reasons. It was raining at the time, so the road conditions may be a factor.”

The male driver was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George complaining of chest and right-arm pain, while the female passenger was also transported with cuts and scrapes.

“He just came around the corner,” Santa Clara-Ivins Police Officer Chad Holt said. “(He) lost control, overcorrected…and that’s when he rolled the vehicle into the rocks there.”

The car is a total loss, Holt said.

Units from Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department and Santa Clara Fire and Rescue responded to the incident.

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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