CASPER, Wyo — 11 persons were involved in 2 separate rollover incidents in the same area off North Coal Creek Road on Sunday, Sept. 27, according to Natrona County Fire District (NCFD) officials.
3 females and 2 males were involved in a single-vehicle rollover on Chameleon Street off North Coal Creek Road early Sunday Morning, NCFD spokesman Leighton Burgen told Oil City News.
Burgen said NCFD crews arrived on the scene at 1:57 a.m. All five patients had safely exited the vehicle, which was lying on its roof in the road.
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One female was transported to Wyoming Medical center with non-threatening injuries, Burgen said. The other patients were released from the scene.
Burgen said excess speed and loss of control on the dirt road contributed to the vehicle rolling twice before coming to rest on its roof. Seats belt were in use, Burgen said.
All but one of the patients was under the age of 18, Burgen said.
Wyoming Medical Center, Evansville Fire-EMS, and the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the incident.
Ridgeview Road: 4:55 p.m
Later Sunday evening, six females were injured and transported to Wyoming Medical Center (WMC) after their pickup rolled on Ridgeview Road, according to Burgen.
Ridgeview Road is parallel to Chameleon Street in the same area of dirt roads off Coal Creek Road.
Burgen confirmed to Oil City News that crews had responded to reports of the crash and arrived on scene at 5:07 p.m. Sunday.
At least one person was ejected from the vehicle. It is possible 2 were ejected, Burgen said: the crash is still under investigation by the Natrona County Sheriff’s Department.
Burgen said one patient’s arm was pinned under the tire of the truck, and crews used airbags to lift the truck and free her arm.
Four suffered minor injuries, another suffered “moderate” injuries, and another suffered “severe” injuries. That patient has been transported from WMC via Lifeflight to a hospital in Denver, Burgen said. All had been transported to WMC due to the severity of the crash.
No other vehicles were involved, and all the females were under the age of 18, NCFD said.
NCFD, Evansville Fire-EMS, 2 Wyoming Medical Center ambulances, the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office and Wyoming Highway Patrol all responded, said NCFD. Contributing factors and seat belt use are still being investigated by the sheriff’s office.
NCFD reminds the public that seat belt use is strongly recommended and saves lives, whether driving a single city block or across the county.