Fishtailing for fun results in rollover, injuring 7 teens

Seven teenagers, purposely fishtailing around curves on a dirt road, survive Suburban rollover, Mt. Trumbull Loop south of Colorado City, Arizona, Nov. 15, 2014 | Photo courtesy of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

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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28 Comments

  • Bobber2 November 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    The polygkids were just out having fun. Let’s start a fund raiser for their medical bills. Oh wait, they are all on welfare so they already have a fund to draw from.

    • mtrxgrl November 17, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      Haha right?

    • GetsOLD November 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      I’m pleasantly surprised that you were able to string together a series of letters and words to constitute a sentence…most neanderthals can only grunt and point.

      • Zonkerb November 18, 2014 at 5:38 am

        Yeah I’m surprised you were able to do it yourself

        • GETSOLD November 18, 2014 at 3:43 pm

          Wow, original! These asinine comments about “pligs” get old. How about they were kids that could have died…how about they were humans….how about next time someone wants to try and de-value your life by slapping on some stupid labels you can sit back and guffaw….

    • Koolaid November 17, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      I thought the exact same thing, we need seven separate fundraisers for these seven kids joyriding and having an accident, just like that kid from Santa Clara. It’s only fair.

    • SMH November 17, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      They weren’t polygkids. Heard about this the other night from the parent of some of the kids. Everyone was praising God for the miracle that no one was seriously hurt. Funny that no one mentioned the driver was acting irresponsibly…

      • Koolaid November 18, 2014 at 8:36 am

        Why did their God allow this accident?

        • Keenan November 18, 2014 at 3:50 pm

          Because he loves you so much that he lets you make your own decisions. He will never force you to do good things.

      • GETSOLD November 18, 2014 at 3:44 pm

        So they aren’t even polygamist kids??? This comment should be showing at the top.

    • dancing infidel November 18, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      Yeah, it’s called ObamaCare!!

    • dancing infidel November 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Yeah….it’s called ObamaCare!

  • Missy November 17, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Wow. You’re not a very nice person.

  • S. Carter November 17, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Oh those Barlows!!

  • Billy Madison November 17, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    If there was a dance where they could have had some fun, they might not have been out screwing around in Daddy’s transport vehicle and not crashed. Just sayin,

  • KOOLAID. November 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    im an idiot, I thought fish tailing is what you do when following wild women to closely.

    • Koolaid November 17, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      Everyone knows StG wild women are known for whale tailing, not fish tailing

    • Zonkerb November 18, 2014 at 12:23 am

      No I Think thats Moose hunting

  • PROTECT THE SHEEP November 17, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    My friend Pedro can fix this car in 3 days.

    • Zonkerb November 18, 2014 at 12:21 am

      Marcos can fix the car in 2 day’s

    • Woody Johnson November 18, 2014 at 12:54 am

      I dunno about pedro. He’s a little to friendly for me. I can recommend a lady who has a ton of experience with car hoods though!!

  • H. Wang November 17, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Mohave County sure is in the news a lot. I wan’t to thank those hard workin Deputies.

    • Woody Johnson November 18, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      I agree, for only having a couple officers, they do a lot of stuff

  • Dana November 18, 2014 at 6:07 am

    That’s the intelligence spawned when cousins marry.

  • Koolaid November 18, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Fishtailing should not be confused with Whaletailing. Whaletailing is what women do when their leggings, tights, pants, shorts ride low and expose thong and crack. Parents, don’t let your daughters do crack! It leads to Whaletailing.

    • dancing infidel November 18, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      Of course NOTLAID would know all about these things. It’s what happened because his parents bottle-fed him crack. Don’t worry NOTLAID….I’m sure there will be prayers going out for you.

  • ashes2ashes November 19, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    They we’re not plyg kids they where teens from St George. Teens out acting like teens. I’m glad they will all be okay!

  • Ryan November 19, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    The comment sections always make me feel embarrassed to admit that I am a St. George local. Way to promote yourselves, folks!

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