Teens roll car into East Canyon Creek
June 3, 2014
Six teens escaped serious injury when the sports car they were in rolled off East Canyon Road, down a 20-foot embankment and landed in East Canyon Creek. Summit County Sheriff’s deputies say speed was a factor in the accident which occurred at about 11 p.m. Monday night, June 2.
According to Summit County Deputy Sheriff Justin Martinez, the occupants, four males and two females, were between the ages of 17 and 19 and have relatives in the area.
Personnel from both the Sheriff’s Department and the Park City Fire District responded to the scene. Two of the people involved in the crash were taken to Park City Medical Center with minor injuries. The other four declined treatment
According to Park City Fire District Battalion Chief Patrick Harwood, the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle about one and a half miles past Jeremy Ranch on the way toward Morgan. He said the car was partially submerged but all of the occupants were able to escape through a window. They walked about a mile to a residence where they were able to call 911.
Harwood said the fire district was prepared to dispatch a technical rescue team but the call was de-escalated when they learned all of the occupants were out of the vehicle.
Martinez said alcohol did not appear to be a factor.
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