Driver hospitalized after crashing into rock formation in Mountain Green

Jul 5, 2023, 6:41 AM | Updated: 1:58 pm

MOUNTAIN GREEN, Utah — A driver was rescued after driving off the road and crashing into a rock formation where they became pinned in their vehicle.

According to a Facebook post from Mountain Green Fire Protection district, the driver was trapped in their car just off the Interstate 84 westbound before the power plant.

The car evidently went off the road where it struck a rock formation. Additional resources were requested to cut the car open to allow access to remove the pinned driver.

The Mountain Green Fire Protection District Fire Chief, Brian Brendel, said speeding through the canyon is common with tight turns to add on top.

In this case, he said the woman, who was in her 20’s, was driving up the canyon and working her way up some pretty serious “s” curves, when she got caught up on the last one.

“Struck a large rock formation that was not protected by a barrier. She had total damage to her vehicle, and, actually, she was trapped in the vehicle and initially unconscious,” Chief Brendel said.

Mountain Green Fire Protection District Fire Chief Brian Brendel was one of the first to respond.

He said several other neighboring agencies also rushed to help, including one which brought out the jaws of life.

“Unfortunately, the way the doors were situated, the car went into a ravine and the doors could only be open a foot,” Brendel said.


(Mountain Green Fire Protection District) (Mountain Green Fire Protection District) (Mountain Green Fire Protection District) (Mountain Green Fire Protection District)

The occupant was treated with an IV while trapped in the car, and when finally removed, the driver was transported to the hospital with potentially live threatening injuries.

Brendel said thankfully, crashes like these do not happen often.

“We don’t have to cut people out of cars very frequently. We are very fortunate that vehicles are being built better. People are being smarter and wearing their seatbelts,” Brendel said.

Brendel sends a reminder to drivers though the canyon, including car drivers, semis, motorcyclists, etc., to slow down in the area.

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