Move over cows; semitrailer veers off road, into corral

Semi crashes through the fence at Cox Farm on Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah, Feb. 6, 2014 | Photo by Scott Heinecke, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A semitrailer traveling eastbound on Riverside Drive veered off of the road, crossed the westbound lanes, hit a street light and crashed through a fence at Cox Farm in St. George at about 7 p.m. on Thursday.

The semitrailer ended up inside of the corral area where there were 30 head of cattle, which had to be rounded up and moved into an adjacent corral, property owner Randy Cox said.

The front of the semitrailer had significant damage to it, it took out a street light, the front axle looked to be broken and there were some fluids leaking from the engine compartment, St. George Fire Chief Robert Stoker said.

The driver was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George by Gold Cross Ambulance, Stoker said. His condition was not believed to be serious, he said.

“I heard a very loud noise that sounded like someone dragging a garbage dumpster,” Jan Demas, a neighbor that lives north of where the accident happened, said.

The accident is still under investigation by the St. George Police Department.

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Semi crashes through the fence at Cox Farm on Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah, Feb. 6, 2014 | Photo by Scott Heinecke, St. George News
Semi crashes through the fence at Cox Farm on Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah, Feb. 6, 2014 | Photo by Scott Heinecke, St. George News

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