News short: 2 separate Hurricane incidents, 2 sent to hospital with head injuries

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HURRICANE – Two people were sent to the hospital in serious condition in unrelated incidents in Hurricane at roughly the same time Saturday night.

The first incident occurred in the Dixie Springs area at approximately 7 p.m., when a man fell off scaffolding while working in a garage, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said. The man’s head impacted the concrete floor of the garage and he reportedly became unresponsive.

Hurricane Police and Hurricane Fire and Rescue responded to the scene, and after assessing the situation, Life Flight was called in. The man was airlifted to Dixie Regional Medical Center in serious condition.

Another accident occurred in the area of 3340 W. 400 North in Hurricane at about 7:20 p.m., when a teen riding a longboard fell off and hit his head. Though alert, he was listed as being in serious condition and was transported to DRMC by ambulance, Buell said.

It has not been specified at this time whether the teen was wearing a helmet.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by responders on scene and may not contain the full scope of findings.

Ed. Note: The day the incidents took place has been corrected.

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  • bobber August 30, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    On a positive note, they’ll have a worthy excuse to miss sacrament meeting.

  • SUL August 31, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Re the boy on 400N… alert? When I saw him he was lying in the middle of the street drifting in and out of consciousness, unresponsive to anything being said to him. At one point he got up and staggered to the sidewalk, but still was unresponsive to conversation. It took forever for even the police to arrive let alone an ambulance. Shame on Hurricane for having such slow emergency services. And kudos to the level headed teen who calmly was on the phone with 911 trying to get the boy some help.

    • Mark Vinclio August 31, 2014 at 9:38 am

      forever…and ever and ever..your a idiot they were there within 5 minutes after I call and because of them my friend is going to be ok. Shame on you for not knowing what your talking about.

  • koolaid August 31, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Initially, I thought perhaps a horse got fed up with some guy taking privileges with it and kicked him in the head. Hope the boarder is okay.

  • ;) August 31, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I know nobody thinks that your comment is amusing. Except me. I do hope they recover though.

    • Koolaid August 31, 2014 at 10:37 am

      I hope the people hurt in accidents are okay. Hope they don’t suffer any trauma frum their heard injuries.

  • Frank August 31, 2014 at 10:05 am

    koolaid is on welfare and has no life, thus the continual trolling.

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