Crash lands VW Beetle in Vernon Worthen Park

Volkswagon ended up in the Vernon Worthen Park after a collision with a white GMC pickup truck traveling west on 300 South. Driver of the pickup cited for running a stop sign. St. George, Utah, Nov. 4, 2013 | Photo by Michael Flynn, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A woman was hospitalized after a vehicle collision near Vernon Worthen Park in St. George Monday.

At around 2:44 p.m., a woman was driving a Volkswagen Beetle north on 400 East collided with a white GMC pickup truck traveling west on 300 South.

The accident happened because the man driving the pickup truck failed to stop at the intersection, St. George Police Officer Jamison Hale said.

“The driver said he didn’t see the stop sign,” Hale said. “He ran the stop sign and collided with the Volkswagen Bug.”

The truck apparently struck the VW near the front passenger side of the vehicle, causing its airbags to deploy and sending it off the road and several yards into Vernon Worthen Park.

The woman driving the Beetle was injured in the accident and taken by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center. Hale said that he did not have any information about the nature and extent of her injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured in the accident. Police cited him for running the stop sign.

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5 Comments

  • Mary November 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Wow glad no one was hurt! People please BE CAREFUL!

    • Holly November 4, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      Someone was hurt, “The woman driving the Beetle was injured in the accident and taken by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center. Hale said that he did not have any information about the nature and extent of her injuries.”

      But no one died, So we can be grateful for that.

    • J November 5, 2013 at 8:30 am

      me too mary…that is usually one very busy park..lots of children and activities…

  • Anonymous November 4, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Sounds like a typical St. George driver not paying attention

  • Josh Dalton November 5, 2013 at 7:48 am

    10-1 says that the driver of the pickup was texting or on his bloody cell phone.

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