JOHNSON RESERVIOR — A helicopter was used to transport a man injured in an OHV accident Sept. 18.

The accident occurred on the Gooseberry Road at approximately milepost 7.

“Once EMS arrived they were able to safely extract the driver from the side by side that had rolled,” said Sevier County Sheriff Nate Curtis. “The driver had significant injuries and AirMed was able to respond.” 

The driver, Ronald Gobble, 55, and passenger, Susan Robinson, 58, both Payson, were traveling south toward Johnson’s Reservoir in a 2015 Polaris side by side when they swerved to miss a cow in the road. As they swerved to the right they lost control, slid, and rolled over once, Curtis said. The side by side came to a stop facing north on the passenger side.

Ronald was pinned in the vehicle and Susan was able to get out. Once EMS arrived Ronald was able to get out of the vehicle and was placed onto the gurney and into an ambulance. The helicopter landed at the Cold Springs Trail Head parking lot. Ronald was flown to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo. Susan was transported to Gunnison Valley Hospital by ambulance. 

“After doing measurements of the marks, they estimated the travel speed of 35 mph,” Curtis said. “This is the speed limit on that stretch of road.”

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