Two desert visitors burned after sand rail flipped


 REACH glamis

GLAMIS – On Monday, November 25, around 5:45 p.m. in the open desert area of the Imperial Sand Dune Recreational Area (Glamis), a Moorpark, CA male driver,  47 was driving a sand rail northbound in the open desert area of Glamis at approximately 70 miles hour.

The driver lost control of the sand rail and overturned coming to rest on its roof.

The sand rail became fully engulfed by fire.

The driver and passenger, a 25 year old male from Chandler, AZ,  were momentarily trapped, but were later assisted out of the sand rail.

The driver received 3rd degree burns to the majority of his body. The driver was transported to UCSD Medical Center by REACH Air Ambulance.

The passenger, with 2nd degree burns to the majority of his body, was taken to Pioneer’s Memorial Hospital by Gold Cross.

The traffic collision is still under investigation.