Occupants of a pickup that rolled over the side of a cliff in Camden County were apparently able to save themselves without serious injuries.

Occupants of a pickup that rolled over the side of a cliff in Camden County were apparently able to save themselves without serious injuries.

Southwest Camden County Fire Protection District is reporting that they were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision around 5:04 p.m. Sept. 2. Upon arrival on scene, the SWFPD found a single pickup truck had “slipped out of gear” and rolled over the cliff, sliding approximately 25 feet. 

LakeNews has not been able to verify at this time where exactly the accident occurred in the county. That information was not provided in the press release, but presumably it occurred somewhere within the SWFPD.

The vehicle had three occupants. One person jumped from the pickup before it slid over the edge, the press release stated, but the other two went over the edge in the truck. Those two occupants were able to self-extricate however. 

One occupant was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries the fire district described as minor. The other two occupants refused care.

SWFPD was assisted on scene by the Camden County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. There has been no crash report filed at this time by the MSHP, but the accident may have been under the jurisdiction of the sheriff’s department.