ST. GEORGE — Four children and two adults, all members of the same family, were transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George after a single-vehicle rollover that closed Indian Hills Drive for an hour and a half Monday morning.
Police received the initial call at 8:31 a.m., and when they arrived, found a 2014 Dodge Ram truck on its side on Indian Hills Drive near Gubler Lane, St. George Police Sgt. Spencer Holmes said.
“When we arrived the vehicle was still on its side,” Holmes said. “Some citizens were helping remove the four children and two adults from the vehicle.”
The driver of the truck was a 35-year-old man, accompanied by his 32-year-old wife and their four boys, ages 5, 7, 11 and 13.
“The adults were pretty banged up, the kids were shaken up, as well as having lacerations to their heads,” Holmes said. One child appeared uninjured but was transported to the hospital as a precaution.
Everyone in the vehicle was awake, conscious and alert, Holmes said. The adults and children had cuts and abrasions. Due to the significance of the crash, all the patients were treated as if they had serious injuries and transported to the hospital, he said.
“The bleeding on the cuts had already stopped when we arrived,” Holmes said.
All of the occupants of the truck were wearing seat belts, Holmes said, and the airbags deployed.
“Luckily, they were all transported conscious and alert, because it had the potential to be a very serious accident,” he said.
Four Gold Cross ambulances responded to the scene, and the St. George Fire Department responded as well, helping to triage the injured family members.
Indian Hills Drive remained closed until 10 a.m. as crews worked to remove the truck and clean up the scene.
The cause of the accident has not been determined as this report is published. Accident reconstruction and investigation by the St. George Police Department is underway.
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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