8 People Injured in Single Vehicle Accident North of Twin Falls Sunday Night
Eight people were injured over the weekend in a single-vehicle accident in Southern Idaho near the Anderson Ranch Reservoir.
5 Adults and 3 Juveniles Injured In Idaho Accident
Idaho State Police are investigating the accident that happened Sunday night around 8 south of Pine on the Pine-Featherville Road along the east side of the Anderson Ranch Reservoir. The police are reporting the following regarding the accident:
At about 8 p.m. on Sunday, ISP troopers were dispatched to assist Elmore County deputies with a single-vehicle crash north of Pine. Arriving troopers learned the crash involved a 2010 GMC Canyon pickup that drove off the roadway and descended about 100 feet down an embankment. The eight occupants, five adults and three juveniles, were transported by air ambulance to local hospitals. Due to the serious injuries involved, troopers were asked to handle the investigation.
The driver and one passenger, both adult males, remain hospitalized with serious injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash and there were no fatalities.
The road was closed for a few hours so ISP could investigate the accident and so the vehicle could be recovered.
The accident could have been much worse considering the conditions. The 2010 GMC Canyon only has seating for up to 6 people (seating options were 3, 5, or 6 depending on the model trim). No one wearing a seatbelt and dropping 100 feet down a mountainside is a recipe for disaster. We are glad that the occupants were all protected and that nobody was killed in the accident.
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