A 3-year-old child was ejected from a car and five others were injured when the car they were riding in rolled over near Camp Williams Thursday afternoon.
None of the passengers, four children and two adults from American Fork, wore seat belts, but none was seriously injured. Deputy Robert Eyre said he was surprised the occupants fared so well because the car was totaled and the roof smashed flat.Passenger Joni Wheeler, 36, was hospitalized at American Fork Hospital and remains in stable condition after suffering neck and back injuries.
The driver, Linda Ostergaard, 33, and four children, 14-year-old Brandon Yelli, 3-year-old Jeremy Wheeler, 13-year-old Jeff Wheeler and 14-year-old Tyler Davenport, were treated and released Thursday from American Fork Hospital. The three older children suffered cuts and abrasions, Jeremy Wheeler received stitches and Ostergaard suffered a concussion.
The vehicle was traveling east on 10400 North near 10400 West when it overturned at 3:23 p.m. Eyre said the car was traveling too fast to negotiate a 90-degree turn. The car slid off the road, hit an irrigation ditch and rolled over into a grain field, he said.