3 teens on lunch break from Springville High roll SUV in Hobble Creek Canyon

Three teenage girls on a lunch break from Springville High School crashed their vehicle in Hobble Creek Canyon on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Photo: Utah County Sheriff's Office

UTAH COUNTY, Utah, March 6, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Three teenage girls on a lunch break from Springville High School rolled their SUV in Hobble Creek Canyon on Wednesday, and one was ejected and broke her leg.

“Today at about 11:20 a.m., deputies with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office responded to a caller who reported she was in a crash in Hobble Creek Canyon,” a statement from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office says.

“She was not certain of her location, but a deputy found the crash a short distance into Hobble Creek Canyon, near Springville. Three teenage girls were on lunch break from Springville High School and were driving in Hobble Creek Canyon.

“It was raining and the driver lost control causing the Chevrolet Trailblazer to go off the road and roll.

Two of the girls were not wearing seatbelts.

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“One of them was ejected,” the statement says. “The other may also have been ejected but she was uncertain because she only remembers waking up outside the car, not knowing how she got out of the car. The one who was ejected sustained a broken lower leg. The driver is the only one who was wearing a seatbelt.”

All three were taken to Utah Valley Hospital in Provo and are expected to recover fully, the statement said. Drug or alcohol use are not suspected as factors in the crash.

“A reminder to be extra cautious during adverse weather, including rain or snow,” the UCSO statement says. “Drive slowly to reduce the likelihood of losing control. This crash could easily have been much worse.”

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