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PRICE — A 41-year-old man broke his leg and was transported to a hospital after he blacked out at the wheel and struck a semitruck on U.S. 6 Friday night.
Delbert Randall, of Wellington, was driving east at 6:55 p.m. in his pickup truck when he suffered an unknown medical condition that caused him to lose consciousness and veer into westbound traffic where his vehicle was sideswiped by a semi before Randall’s truck was hit head-on by a driver in a Toyota sedan, according to Utah Highway Patrol trooper Lawrence Hopper.
A helicopter was called to the scene but after it was unable to land, Randall was taken by ambulance to Castle View Hospital.
The driver of the semi was uninjured, Hopper said.
Randall and the two occupants of the Toyota were transported to Castleview Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Toyota was struck in the face with pipes attached the driver's side of Randall's car. The passenger in the Toyota broke a rib and her thumb.
Hopper said UHP does not expect that drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.
Randall said he did not know of any medical condition that would’ve caused him to black out, as it hadn’t happened to him before this accident, according to Hopper.
Hopper said that Randall was not wearing his seat belt but the other drivers involved in the crash were.
“Mr. Randall sustained a fairly significant injury, one reason is because he wasn’t wearing his seat belt,” Hopper said. “It’s just a good reminder for motorists to always put on their seat belt. This could’ve been less severe for him had he been wearing his seat belt.”
Hopper said charges are pending a review of the investigation by the city attorney’s office.
The accident closed U.S. 6 in both directions for a short time while UHP investigated.
Contributing: Lee Lonsberry