Two injured in rollover accidents at South Fork

2013-04-09T02:30:00Z Two injured in rollover accidents at South ForkBy CALEY COOK — ccook@elkodaily.com Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO — Two rollover accidents on South Fork Road sent two people to the hospital this weekend, according to Nevada Division of Forestry and sheriff reports.

A man who may have been going too fast when he hit the dirt section of South Fork Road rolled his Toyota pickup three to four times just before midnight on Saturday, according to Sheriff Jim Pitts.

The accident happened just past the ranger station and the pickup ended up on its roof, according to the NDF report.

One man was taken to Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital after the accident and then later flown to a Salt Lake City hospital for further treatment, Pitts said.

It was unclear by press time whether the injured man was the driver or a passenger in the vehicle. The hospital declined to release his name.

Another rollover accident happened near South Fork Road and Jiggs Highway early Monday morning when the driver of a 1992 Hyundai Elantra drove off the road during an argument with a passenger, according to the NDF report.

The vehicle’s occupants — mother and son — were out of the car and fighting with each other around 3:30 a.m. when NDF crews arrived to the scene, according to their report.

Both initially refused medical treatment but one was later taken to NNRH.

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