TOOELE COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 12, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A 33-year-old man was flown to a hospital Saturday night after losing control of his vehicle in far southwest Tooele County.
Tooele County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Miller told Gephardt Daily the man was driving north on Ibapah Road and was coming up on mile marker 16 when he lost control and his vehicle rolled.
The man was not wearing a seat belt, Miller said, and was thrown from the vehicle.
Miller said a medical helicopter was called immediately “because it’s so remote, they usually get there before we do.”
It wasn’t known why the man lost control of the vehicle. Miller said he could have been distracted by a cellphone or there may have been some livestock on the road because the area is open range. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Miller had no information regarding the man’s condition. He said the man may have a broken or dislocated leg, but the main concern was the possibility of a traumatic head injury. The man’s name had not been released as of Saturday night.