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Jul 31, 2010 6:02 PM by Matt Stafford

Injuries non-life threatening from Gold Camp Road rollover

Another scary rollover accident scene was on the side of Gold Camp Road, Saturday morning in El Paso County. It was another serious accident this week with a teen at the wheel.

"(The driver) Lost control on the dirt, started to rotate clockwise, went off the right side of the road and collided with a tree, came back into the roadway where it rolled one half time, coming to rest on it's top," explains State Patrol Trooper Ryan Novotny.

That was a terrifying ride for five teens this afternoon on Gold Camp Road in El Paso County. Clean-up crews remained after everyone in the truck was taken for medical attention; two by helicopter, two by ambulance and another driven separately.

Troopers say the driver is 16 -- so was it inexperience or just slick dirt roads?

"Probably a little bit of both, with the rain that we've been getting out here on these dirt roads it doesn't take much to make it a different consistency than the normal dirt," Trooper Novotny says.

Road condition may have played a factor; State Patrol is still investigating.

State Patrol says all injuries were not life threatening, but accidents like this one send a message to all drivers -- no matter your age.

"Know that you've got plenty of time to get where you're getting," Novotny says. That's because when you're not careful, you don't just make it to your destination late, sometime you don't get there at all.

The 16 year-old driver was cited for careless driving causing bodily injury.

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