WASHINGTON CITY — A Washington man tried to ride a tricycle down a dirt trail and crashed, necessitating a helicopter flight to the hospital.
“We have a 21-year-old male,” Washington City Fire Chief Brent Hafen said. The man, his brother, and a friend took a children’s tricycle and made alterations to it by putting larger tires on it among other things.
Around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, the three took the tricycle down the Cottonwood Wash Trail in Washington, with the 21-year-old riding it. The trail became a long downhill, Hafen said. When the tricycle got going too fast it crashed and the rider went head-first into the rocks.
Responders were able to take the rider by ambulance to a location Life Flight could land and was then transported by the helicopter to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.
He had head injuries, Hafen said, and tests were expected to determine if he should be taken to Las Vegas for further treatment. Hafen added that the man’s vitals were good, but the head trauma was severe.
No indication of drugs or alcohol was noted by Hafen.
Units from Gold Cross Ambulance, Washington City Police and Fire departments as well as Life Flight responded to the scene.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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