North Texas Man Taken to the Hospital Following Early Morning Accident Near Carlsbad Caverns National Park

North Texas Man Taken to the Hospital Following Early Morning Accident Near Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A North Texas man is in the hospital following an accident down a canyon.

The accident happened early Wednesday morning on State Road 7 at the entrance of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

New Mexico State Police say 23-year-old Clyde Elliot was driving north when he failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the roadway.

That's when the SUV traveled down a canyon and rolled multiple times.

Elliot was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the car.

He was taken to the hospital in El Paso with multiple injuries.