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A driver crashed his Ford F-150 into Jimmy John's on River Road, St. George, Utah, Jan. 4. 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Truck smashes into Jimmy John’s

ST. GEORGE – First responders descended on Jimmy John’s restaurant on River Road after receiving reports that a pickup truck had smashed into the back of the building Friday morning.

A male in his mid-70s was driving a Ford F-150 northbound on River Road around 11 a.m. when witnesses said the truck suddenly swerved to the left, jumped the curb and slammed into the back of Jimmy John’s.

A driver crashed his Ford F-150 crash into Jimmy John’s on River Road, St. George, Utah, Jan. 4. 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Mike McMicken, one of the witnesses, said the driver barely missed oncoming traffic, including himself, and looked as though the truck was getting faster as it cut across the road.

“He looked like he was accelerating,” McMicken said.

No one inside Jimmy John’s was hurt. Firefighters inspected the inside of the building and determined there was no major damage.

St. George Police Department Officer Jace Hutchings said the cause of the accident is currently unknown. The driver was taken to Intermountain Healthcare Southwest Region’s Dixie Regional Medical Center, was described as being conscious and alert, and told emergency personnel nothing hurt.

It has yet to be determined if anything medically-related led to the incident; Hutchings said there was no sign of alcohol or other forms of impairment.

The scene was cleared at around 11:45 a.m.

Close up of the Ford F-150 crash at Jimmy John’s on River Road, St. George, Utah, Jan. 4. 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Emergency personnel pulling the driver from the truck, Jimmy John’s on River Road, St. George, Utah, Jan. 4. 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Dixie Ambulance took the driver to Dixie Regional Medical Center though he did not complain of any injuries at the time, Jimmy John’s on River Road, St. George, Utah, Jan. 4. 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

The wall at Jimmy John’s on River Road after the crash, St. George, Utah, Jan. 4. 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

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A driver crashed his Ford F-150 into Jimmy John’s on River Road, St. George, Utah, Jan. 4. 2013 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

 

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  2 Comments
  1. Chris White January 4, 2013 at 2:05 pm · Reply

    It can be confusing. A lot of Jimmy Johns have drive thrus. That helps with the freaky fast service. How was there little damage inside????

  2. Saraya M. January 6, 2013 at 1:46 pm · Reply

    This man crossed right in front of me as I was driving on River Road before he went up onto the curb and crashed into Jimmy John’s. The only reason he missed me was because I slowed down after seeing that his head was down and he wasn’t looking at the road. He must have fallen asleep or passed out at the wheel. He was slumped over leaning forward when he crossed in front of me.

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