News short: Car snaps off 2 trees during Riverside Drive accident

A tree is sheared off in a one-car accident on Riverside Drive in St. George, Utah, April 3, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A medical incident led to a one-car accident on Riverside Drive in St. George just before 4 p.m. Friday. The car involved was damaged and landscaping on the side of the road was rearranged, including two trees being snapped in two.

A tree was sheared off in a one car accident on River Road Friday afternoon. | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
Two trees are sheared off in a one-car accident on Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah, April 3, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said a woman was traveling westbound on Riverside Drive when she had an unspecified medical incident. Her car left the road and hit two trees, shearing them off. The vehicle also hit some landscaping rocks. The front end of the car was damaged, and the vehicle ended up in the left turning lane.

The woman declined treatment from paramedics at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Traffic was impacted in both directions for about 20 minutes as the debris was cleared.

The woman was cited for failure to maintain position in a travel lane.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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  • Free Parking April 3, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Cool. a news item and it has nothing to do about drugs. rape. murder. politics. religion. things are lookin up.! LOL

  • NotSoFast April 4, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Lets see, A woman has a medical problem, passes out, hits a couple trees, she is OK/ no lasting problems.
    In case her insurance company is not prompt in paying for the trees, cite her for not staying in her lane of travel. Remember, it’s not about the victim, it’s about the police operating budget. Fine the crap out of her judge! The courts get apiece of the pie too.

  • fun bag April 4, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    These folks having “medical problems” behind the wheel should never ever be allowed to drive…

  • DB April 4, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    One would think that an accident like this would involve a mandatory trip to the hospital, at the least. A citation doesn’t solve the problem.

  • ladybugavenger April 4, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    What is going on with these “medical episodes” behind the wheel??? Sure would like to know the type of episode, I mean, is it contagious?

    • fun bag April 5, 2015 at 12:57 am

      Basically if they’re 95 years old and driving, they’re gonna have medical episodes.

    • Free Parking April 5, 2015 at 11:25 am

      Their testing it on live rats as we speak

    • sagemoon April 6, 2015 at 9:09 am

      I’ve been wondering the same thing…

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