Dixie Drive accident: pickup truck meets tree

Pickup crosses opposing lanes and crashes into tree on Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah, June 25, 2013 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Early Tuesday afternoon a southbound, black pickup truck crossed opposing lanes and crashed into a tree on Dixie Drive.

The driver, in his late 20s, was alone with no passengers.

Officials on scene said the driver had serious leg injuries as a result of the collision, and was unconscious when police arrived. Medical responders were able to stabilize the driver, and then transport him to the hospital.

Although there is no evidence of the driver attempting to brake, factors such as speed, impairment, and other distractions are still under investigation.

“They’ve got to be paying attention,” Sgt. Craig Harding said. “Drivers can avoid hazards coming their way if they would pay attention. You’ve got to be paying attention to this kind of stuff.”

Any possible citation is pending further investigation.

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Pickup crosses opposing lanes and crashes into tree on Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah, June 25, 2013 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Pickup crosses opposing lanes and crashes into tree on Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah, June 25, 2013 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

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3 Comments

  • Dan Lester June 26, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Hello, tree. I’m Titan. Glad to meet you. My driver is blameless. I just decided on my own that I wanted to meet such a beautiful tree. Hope you survive this meeting, since I probably won’t. Maybe we will meet in tree-truck heaven.

  • mike June 26, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I saw this wreck happen

  • Roy J June 26, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Caution! When you’re not looking, trees in St George may approach and maliciously throw themselves into your motor vehicle! Please pay attention to this kind of stuff!

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