Sunday , July 27, 2014 - 10:30 PM
BRIGHAM CITY — A child is in critical condition after a rollover accident injured a family of seven in northern Utah on Sunday.
The family was traveling north along Interstate 15 when their 2003 Ford Expedition rolled into the lowered, grassy median near Mile Marker 363 outside of Brigham City.
Around 4:15 p.m. the vehicle’s rear passenger-side tire blew.
“Initially the tire tread separated from the tire,” said Lt. Lee Perry, from Utah Highway Patrol. “Then after it separated, the tire blew.”
The vehicle then tipped slightly to the left “because of the number of people in the vehicle and the weight in the vehicle.” This caused the vehicle to spin sideways, travel off the road-way — the front-end facing south — into the metal guard rail, flipping the SUV one complete time.
The 31-year-old driver, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered head and neck injuries and was transported by ambulance to Brigham City Community Hospital. He was later transported to Ogden Regional Medical Center in stable condition.
His 9-year-old son, who was sitting as front-seat passenger and was also wearing a seat belt, was extricated from the vehicle and taken by ground to the Brigham City hospital. He was later flown to Primary Children’s Hospital in critical condition.
A 58 year-old female was flown from the scene to Ogden Regional Medical Center in serious condition. She suffered head and neck injuries.
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