COLORADO CITY, Arizona – Seven teenagers were transported to the hospital Saturday evening following a single-vehicle rollover on the Mt. Trumbull Loop south of Colorado City, Arizona.
At approximately 9:58 p.m., Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene and learned that seven teenagers were traveling in a Suburban when it rolled multiple times.
An investigation determined that the driver was purposely fishtailing around curves on a dirt road and lost control of the vehicle, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Specialist Patricia Carter said.
All seven teens were transported by private vehicle to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.
Most of the injuries resulting from the rollover were minor, Carter said, with the exception of one person who received 18 staples for a head laceration and another person who suffered a broken collar bone.
“All occupants were wearing seatbelts,” Carter said, “which most likely kept this accident from being a far more severe accident.”
The driver will be cited for failure to maintain control of a vehicle to avoid a wreck, Carter said. Drugs and alcohol are not factors in this investigation, she added.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by the authorities and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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