TOQUERVILLE — A moment of inattention on state Route 17 Saturday morning left a Toquerville resident with head injuries and a badly damaged car after his car rolled off the side of the road and came to rest on its side.
“Looks like he went off the right shoulder, overcorrected, then came off the left shoulder,” Utah Highway Patrol trooper Grant Hintze said. “He overturned once and came to rest on his side.”
There were no witnesses to the 8 a.m. crash just south of Anderson Junction. Hintze said the man and his dog were the only occupants of the car, and they were both out of the car and sitting down by the time authorities arrived.
The man suffered minor head injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics. He refused transport to the hospital by ambulance, and Hintze said he planned on having his family take him to the hospital.
The man said he was looking at something on the other side of the road, Hintze said, which took his attention off the upcoming curve, causing the accident
The man was wearing his seat belt and the air bags did deploy in his vehicle.
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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