Idaho man recovering after rolloverAn Idaho man remains in good condition at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth following a one-vehicle rollover in the town of Amnicon early Saturday morning.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
An Idaho man remains in good condition at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth following a one-vehicle rollover in the town of Amnicon early Saturday morning.
Joseph Lee Anderson, 27, was injured when the truck he was driving rolled over at the intersection of Bayfield Road and County Highway E, according to a Douglas County Sheriff’s Department report. He was ejected from the vehicle and found facedown just inside the wood line beside the road. Deputies who responded to the scene said that his scalp had been torn from the back of his head, exposing a good portion of his skull. His legs also appeared injured. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.
Anderson was one of the approximately 25 people who were found drinking on the attached deck of a nearby bar at 2:50 a.m. that morning and told by deputies to leave, the report stated. A first responder with the Poplar Volunteer Fire Department, who is Anderson’s roommate, told deputies that Anderson called for a ride home. When the first responder arrived at the bar to give his roommate a lift Anderson instead drove away, saying he didn’t want to leave his vehicle at the bar.
Deputies detected an odor of intoxicants coming from Anderson. He was transported to St. Mary’s via Gold Cross Ambulance because the closest helicopter transport was 40 minutes away, according to the report. Amnicon Volunteer Fire Department assisted.