Distracted driver lands car on traffic island near Dixie Drive-I-15 interchange

Car comes to rest on traffic island near Dixie Drive interchange with I-15, St. George, Utah, Dec. 226, 2013 | Photo by Michael Flynn, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A car became stuck atop landscape boulders decorating the traffic island near the southbound on-ramp of the Dixie Drive-I-15 interchange in St. George.

At around 7:50 p.m. on Thursday, the driver of the car became distracted and lost control of her vehicle, St. George Police Officer Jared Carlson said.

The driver was heading north on Dixie Drive and drifted out of her lane before colliding with the rocks, Carlson said.

“She was just coming back from work,” he said. “She got distracted and looked down for a second.”

Drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the accident, Carlson said. The vehicle was not in drivable condition and it was towed from the scene. The driver of the car was cited for improper lane travel.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by the police and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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Car comes to rest on traffic island near Dixie Drive interchange with I-15, St. George, Utah, Dec. 226, 2013 | Photo by Michael Flynn, St. George News
Car comes to rest on traffic island near Dixie Drive interchange with I-15, St. George, Utah, Dec. 226, 2013 | Photo by Michael Flynn, St. George News

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11 Comments

  • Justin Ross December 26, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    More than likely she probably looked down to check a text message or Facebook.

  • David Prince December 26, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    You mean got distracted and looked down for a second (at her cell phone)

  • bUB December 27, 2013 at 12:29 am

    I sometimes set the cruise control and watch full length movies on my Iphone and have never gotten in a wreck.

  • Me December 27, 2013 at 8:03 am

    bUB please consider changing your ways for public safety. Your comment may sound cute today but sure won’t be cute tomorrow if you end up killing someone.

  • DogGone December 27, 2013 at 9:29 am

    That there buncha rocks just jumped right out in front of her car!

  • Tom December 27, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I have seen more than one driver distracted on that interchange and it wasnt because of a cell phone. They were looking at the signs trying to figure out which lane to be in before its too late.

  • ladybugavenger December 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    seriously, crazy roads around here from the roundabouts to the dixie dr exit to the st george blvd backwards thing. No wonder there are so many accidents. Build some good ole backroads. Like 20 years ago and 20,000 less people ago. This place does not have roads efficient for heavy traffic population. Pay attention people!!!

    • Betty December 28, 2013 at 8:02 am

      Please, someone give this ol’ gal a handcart and a pot to piss in!

      • ladybugavenger December 28, 2013 at 11:47 am

        LOL Betty…I don’t even know what that means! huh?

        • ladybugavenger December 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

          Am I the only one that took the dirt road from valley view to the bluff st side of town 20 years ago?

  • Sachet Carter December 28, 2013 at 9:46 am

    You should take better pics, these are awful and for the gentlemen above I have children please dont be on your phone at all and drive SOOOOO SCARY!

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