Vehicle rolls backward down state Route 18, flips onto side

ST. GEORGE — According to police, a vehicle flipped onto its side Monday afternoon after rolling backward down state Route 18 just off the north on-ramp from Bluff Street.

A green Ford Aspire lies on its side after rolling over and backing up into a traffic barrier on state Route 18, St. George Utah, Aug. 6, 2018 | Photo by Mikayla Shoup, St. George News

The green Ford Aspire broke down while traveling north on SR-18, St. George Police Lieutenant Ivor Fuller said.

“He was trying to roll backwards along the shoulder in order to get closer back towards town,” Fuller said.

Another person was helping the driver back up, and Fuller said it appears that they had a minor impact that caused the driver to roll his car up the traffic barrier. The vehicle then flipped onto its left side on the shoulder of the SR-18 on-ramp. 

Some passersby helped the driver climb out of his vehicle. Only minor injuries were reported, and no one was transported.

The driver was wearing his seat belt and was issued a citation for failure to maintain control of his vehicle.

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7 Comments

  • comments August 6, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Smarter than the average bear, or no?

    • Real Life August 6, 2018 at 6:56 pm

      Yeah, not looking too bright there.

  • Carpe Diem August 6, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    What kind of fuel economy do you get while coasting downhill? Asking for a friend.

    • Real Life August 6, 2018 at 7:32 pm

      Better mileage, especially going in reverse. And according to Ferris Bueller, the odometer will go backwards to help you with resale.

    • comments August 6, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      The very best possible. LOL

      • Carpe Diem August 7, 2018 at 5:46 am

        Especially in reverse with the engine off. It’s a magical combination. Just watch those turns!

  • LunchboxHero August 7, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Well, he was driving his Ford Aspire. If he was in his Chevy Descent, everything would’ve been fine.

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