Four juveniles injured in crashFour juveniles suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle rollover crash shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday east of Mitchell.
By: Chris Mueller, The Daily Republic
Four juveniles suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle rollover
crash shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday east of Mitchell.
The crash occurred when the 17-year-old driver of the vehicle, a 1992
Chevy Corsica, lost control on loose gravel on a curved section of
255th Street near its intersection with 411th Avenue, less than two
miles east of Mitchell.
The driver and three passengers range between 10 and 17 years old.
South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Dan Podzimek declined to release
the names of those in the crash because they are juveniles.
The vehicle rolled once and then came to rest on its wheels in a
nearby ditch. With a shattered windshield and smashed roof, the car
was totaled in the crash, Podzimek said. Only the driver and one of
the back-seat passengers were wearing seat belts.
All four occupants were transported by ambulance to Avera Queen of
Peace Hospital in Mitchell with minor injuries, Podzimek said. The
South Dakota Highway Patrol, Davison County Sheriff’s Office, Mitchell
Ambulance and Mitchell Fire Division all responded to the crash.
The driver was cited for careless driving.