Teen pinned under truck in rollover crash flown to hospital

Posted at 3:16 PM, Oct 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-04 17:16:30-04

DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah – A teen was flown to a hospital Saturday after a rollover accident that resulted in the teen being pinned beneath the truck.

According to information from the Utah Department of Public Safety, the teen and his stepfather were traveling westbound on Argle Road, near Indian Canyon in Duchesne County, when the driver became distracted by his cellphone and drove off the shoulder of the road.

The truck, which had been traveling at a “slow rate of speed”, rolled down an embankment, and the 14-year-old passenger was ejected and then pinned beneath the vehicle. Duchesne County fire and medical crews responded and extricated the teen, who was then flown to Primary Children’s Hospital. The teen was listed as being in stable condition.

The driver of the vehicle, identified by authorities as 33-year-old Mike Conder of Provo, was not ejected from the vehicle, and the press release made no mention of injuries to the driver.

Neither of the occupants were wearing seat belts.