RSPD Notes Lack of Social Distancing in Reckless Driving Crash

RSPD Notes Lack of Social Distancing in Reckless Driving Crash

ROCK SPRINGS — On March 31, 2020, officers from the Rock Springs Police Department were dispatched to a crash that occurred on a dirt road near Eagle Way. The crash involved the driver who was 15-years-old and four passengers who ranged from age 14-15. 

According to the press release, the truck was traveling at an excessive speed and hit a ditch causing both front airbags to deploy. Three of the passengers were treated for minor injuries and the driver was cited for reckless driving. 

“This incident is an example of how not to practice social distancing or to stay home when possible,” the press release read. “All five juveniles were from different families and were in close contact. This contact increases the potential for the spread of COVID-19 not only to each other, but to each of their families.”

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“The Rock Springs Police Department continues to observe that citizens are breaking the Governor’s orders to social distance and stay home,” the release stated. “It is apparent many have not taken the COVID-19 situation as seriously as it really is. Despite Sweetwater County having only three confirmed positive cases to date, it is unknown how many are actually infected. It is important to note that not all infected persons readily show the symptoms, however they can still spread COVID-19.”