Teens involved in SUV rollover at Quail Creek

The aftermath of a rollover accident involving four teens who rode in a 1997 Chevy Blazer. The driver over-corrected when veering off the side of the road, sending the SUV into a flip. The teens were wearing seat belts and experienced minor injuries, Quail Creek State Park, Utah, Jan 26, 2018 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

QUAIL CREEK STATE PARK – An outing to choose a location for a photo shoot connected to a high school dance took an over-corrected turn for the worst when an SUV full of teens rolled near Quail Creek reservoir Friday afternoon.

The aftermath of a rollover accident involving four teens who rode in a 1997 Chevy Blazer. The driver over-corrected when veering off the side of the road, sending the SUV into a flip. The teens were wearing seat belts and experienced minor injuries, Quail Creek State Park, Utah, Jan 26, 2018 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Around 4:40 p.m., on 5300 West, the road that follows along Quail Creek’s western shore, a green 1997 Chevy Blazer SUV carrying four teens – two boys and two girls ages 18 and under – rolled when the driver started to veer off a side of the road and over-corrected, Hurricane City Police officer Ken Thompson said.

The over-correction led to a rollover that smashed a part of the SUV’s roof inward while also flipping it back on its tires.

The two girls were taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center with minor injuries, Thompson said. At the scene, one of the boys had a cut on the side of this head, but declined medical transport.

All of the teens were wearing seat belts, Thompson said.

No citations were issued.

Personnel from the Hurricane City Police, Hurricane Valley Fire and Rescue, Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Utah State Parks responded to the scene.

This report is based on statements from emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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Email: mkessler@stgnews.com

Twitter: @MoriKessler

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4 Comments

  • old school January 26, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    People drive way to fast along there, particularly “teens”, hope they follow up with some citations if necessary and not just wimp out because it was just a car load of kids on a wholesome mission, HA!

    • 12345 January 27, 2018 at 6:53 pm

      give you a citation for being an idiot

  • John January 27, 2018 at 8:44 am

    They should be thankful that they didn’t go off the other side of the road right there…It could have been a lot worse.

  • utahdiablo January 28, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Slow the hell down….and get off your cell phones

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