On Saturday, six Montana State University students were involved in a single-car accident at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.
The National Park Service revealed that the single-vehicle collision occured at approximately 10 a.m., when the group's MSU-owned Ford Expedition went off the road and smashed into a tree on Arizona State Highway 64.
It has been reported that two of the six students remained hospitalized as of Monday with non-life threatening injuries at Flagstaff Medical Center in Flagstaff, Arizona. The others were apparently treated for minor injuries.
At this time, the cause of the accident remains unclear, and a park ranger stated that the conditions were normal and clear and that there was no suspicion or indication that drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision.
The university said on Monday that the group was on their way back from a community service project that they were taking part in over spring break.
Sponsored by the MSU Office of Community Involvement, the students were part of a larger group of 12 that were returning from five intense days of working with legal refugees in Phoenix.
As a Arizona car accident lawyer, it is sad to see these young students have to go through a traumatic incident such as this. Fortunately, the two most severely injured of the students were not described as having suffered life threatening injuries.
As a Phoenix auto accident attorney, it is also refreshing to see a story about college students that get into an accident on a road trip that DOESN'T involve alcohol or drugs.
If the driver had been under the influence, could the damage have been even greater?
We hope for a speedy and full recovery to those injured in this crash.