News short: Man crashes pickup truck near Cedar High School

Officials assess how best to remove a truck that was involved in an accident in front of Cedar City High School, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 3, 2015 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

CEDAR CITY — One man was injured Tuesday morning after crashing his pickup truck through the fence of a home in Cedar City.

Officials asses how best to remove the truck involved in an accident in front of Cedar City High School, 550 W. 600 South, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 3, 2015 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News
Officials assess how best to remove a truck that was involved in an accident in front of Cedar City High School, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 3, 2015 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

At approximately 11:14 a.m., officers from the Cedar City Police Department responded to the scene of an accident on 600 South, just in front of Cedar City High School.

An eyewitness to the accident reported seeing the truck travel off the roadway and sideswipe a tree, according to a press release from the Cedar City Police Department. The truck then went over some shrubs and into a carport support beam before finally striking a wooden fence and coming to rest there.

Officials asses the damage to a car port following an accident in front of Cedar City High School, 550 W. 600 South, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 3, 2015 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News
Officials assess the damage to a carport following an accident in front of Cedar City High School, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 3, 2015 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

“The driver was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash,” the statement said.

The man driving the truck was the sole occupant of the vehicle, according to the release. He reportedly suffered a head injury during the crash and was transported to Valley View Medical Center.

The driver was then flown, via Life Flight, to Dixie Regional Medical Center, the statement said.  The cause of the accident is still under investigation by authorities.

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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