Emergency responders investigate single-car accident after driver hits pole

Washington City Police Department investigate a single-car accident on Telegraph Street, Washington, Utah, Dec. 15, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

WASHINGTON CITY — Washington City Police officers are investigating the cause of a single-car accident that occurred when a driver crashed into a pole in front of the McDonald’s Restaurant on Telegraph Street Monday evening.

At about 5:45 p.m. a man driving a white passenger car eastbound on Telegraph Street left the roadway and crashed his car into a pole at 735 W. Telegraph St., Washington City Police Public Information Officer Ed Kantor said.

The reason the driver left the roadway is still under investigation, but the single occupant sustained no injuries, Kantor said. While no citations have been given at the time of this publication, police continue to investigate.

“They’re still trying to figure out why he left the roadway,” Kantor said. “Suspected impairment while driving is a possible contributing factor in this case.”

The front end of the vehicle was damaged, as it ran straight into the pole, Kantor said. The pole was not damaged, and traffic continued to flow smoothly around the accident scene as Washington City Police Department and Washington City Fire Department attended to the incident.

Kantor said evidence from the accident is leading toward possible impairment, rather than a problem with the roadway or traffic issues.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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5 Comments

  • Koolaid December 15, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    If this had happened in ST George, and he had stepped out of the car and in a daze had staggered about the pole, the police would have arrested him for pole dancing.

  • Robocop December 15, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    It would of been worse for him if this happened within 1000 feet of a church

    • GrammarCop December 16, 2014 at 7:36 am

      It’s would “have”, not would “of”. Good grammar is next to godliness.

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