Man flown to hospital after truck goes down embankment

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. – A man was flown to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah, Friday after his truck went off Highway 91 and down an embankment.

Frist responders were sent to investigate the report of a truck that went off a 20-30 foot embankment off Highway 91 around milepost 8. When they arrived they found an injured and unconscious man who was ultimately flown to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for care , Mohave County, Arizona, Sept. 2, 2016 | Photo by Mike Cole, St. George News
First responders were sent to investigate the report of a truck that went down a 20-30 foot embankment off Highway 91 around milepost 8. When they arrived they found an injured and unconscious man who was ultimately flown to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for care, Mohave County, Arizona, Sept. 2, 2016 | Photo by Mike Cole, St. George News

First responders received the report of a truck that had gone off the roadway and down a 20-30-foot embankment, Beaver Dam/Littefield Battalion Chief Andre Ojeda said. The man was also reported to be unconscious and was the only occupant in the vehicle.

The report came in around 11 a.m. MST.

When they arrived on scene, responders found the man lying across the seat in the truck’s cab, Ojeda said.

Upon further inspection they found the man hadn’t been wearing a seat belt when the incident occurred.

The man was removed from the vehicle and taken to Fire Station 1 in Beaver Dam where a Mercy Air medical helicopter was waiting to fly him to Dixie Regional in St. George for care, Ojeda said.

Factors surrounding the crash and the extent of the man’s injuries are unconfirmed pending the release of additional information from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. That information was not immediately available at the time of publication.

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies and Arizona Department of Public Safety highway patrol division troopers also 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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