HURRICANE, Utah (ABC4 News) – A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was pinned between a Jeep and a recreational vehicle in Hurricane on Saturday.
In a press release issued by Hurricane City Police, officers were dispatched at 5:47 p.m. to an accident at 80 South 1150 West.
When officers arrived they found the boy had been helping a relative hook the Jeep to the back of their RV. The relative got out of the Jeep to hook it up and did not place the vehicle in park which kept the vehicle in drive. When they hopped back in, they inadvertently placed their foot on the accelerator instead of the brakes.
The Jeep lunged forward pinning the boy between the front bumper of the Jeep and rear bumper of the RV.
Hurricane Valley Fire District used the Jaws of Life and was able to separate the vehicles and medically assist the boy. The he was transported to Dixie Regional Medical with a broken femur and open wounds to his leg.