News short: Possible medical condition leads to head-on crash

A 2016 Ford Escape crashes head-on into a cinder block wall on 2000 North Thursday after the driver suffered from a possible medical issue, St. George, Utah Oct. 20, 2016 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A driver was found conscious but unresponsive Thursday after leaving the roadway and crashing head-on into a concrete wall. Police said a medical issue may have contributed to the incident.

Just before 1 p.m. officers and emergency personnel were dispatched to the corner of 2320 W. Circle and 2000 North in St. George, where they found a white 2016 Ford Escape crashed into a cinder-block wall and a 68-year old man sitting in the driver’s seat.

2016 Ford Escape crashed head on into a cinder block wall on 2000 North Thursday after the elderly driver possibly suffered from a medical issue, St. George, Utah Oct. 20, 2016 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News
A 2016 Ford Escape crashes head-on into a cinder block wall on 2000 North Thursday. Police say the driver may have suffered from a medical issue, St. George, Utah Oct. 20, 2016 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

Officers found the driver unresponsive, Trombley said, although he appeared to be awake and was breathing on his own when officers approached.

The man was immediately transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center.

The driver had been traveling east on 2000 North when he started veering to the right, the officer said.

The car left the roadway, went up on the curb, over the sidewalk and into the grass before crashing head-on into the cinder block wall on the side of a residence.

Through the investigation, officers determined that the driver may have suffered from a medical issue or condition that could have contributed to the crash, Trombley said.

Damage to the cinder block was minimal, however, the vehicle sustained extensive front end damage during the crash and was towed from the scene.

The St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded and tended to the scene.

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

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7 Comments

  • .... October 21, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Medical condition ? RealLowlife out there driving again !

  • Proud Rebel October 21, 2016 at 11:55 am

    I always thought a head on collision was between to moving vehicles, coming together from opposite directions.

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic October 22, 2016 at 4:56 am

      Close, Proud Reb. A collision requires two objects in motion (not necessarily from opposite directions). A crash, as used in this report, does not. 🙂 Aha – I see the use of the word collision in one spot here, I will change that.
      Keen eye, yours!
      Thanks,
      ST. GEORGE NEWS
      Joyce Kuzmanic
      Editor in Chief

  • Bob October 21, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    amazing a lot of the very aged drivers around here don’t just die behind the wheel and crash into stuff–like kamakazee pilots , lol

    • RealMcCoy October 21, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      How rude!

      #KamikazeLivesMatter

      • .... October 21, 2016 at 11:02 pm

        In defense of Bob SLM. stupid lives matter

    • .... October 21, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      Give it up Dumbob the only joke here is you

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