7 Teens survive rollover in Mohave County; driver was 'fishtailing'

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All seven occupants survived a rollover accident. By Jennifer Thomas All seven occupants survived a rollover accident. By Jennifer Thomas
All seven occupants survived a rollover accident. By Jennifer Thomas All seven occupants survived a rollover accident. By Jennifer Thomas
All seven occupants survived a rollover accident. By Jennifer Thomas All seven occupants survived a rollover accident. By Jennifer Thomas
All seven occupants survived a rollover accident. By Jennifer Thomas All seven occupants survived a rollover accident. By Jennifer Thomas
All seven occupants survived a rollover accident. By Jennifer Thomas All seven occupants survived a rollover accident. By Jennifer Thomas

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. – A teenage driver was purposely "fishtailing" on a dirt road prior to a single-vehicle rollover accident Saturday night, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators said the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban was fishtailing around curves on the Mount Trumbull Loop south of Colorado City shortly before 10 p.m. and lost control. The vehicle rolled a couple of times.

The driver and six passengers were taken by private vehicle to a nearby hospital. One passenger was 18 years old. All of the other occupants were under the age of 18.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Trish Carter said one person received 18 staples for a head laceration and another suffered a broken collar bone. The others received minor injuries.

"All occupants were wearing seat belts, which most likely kept this accident from being a far more severe accident," Carter said.

According to Carter, the driver will be cited for failing to control the vehicle to avoid a wreck. She said drugs and alcohol are not factors in the investigation.