SUV sideswipes house near Ridgeview Drive

An SUV has a run-in with a home on Ridgeview Drive when the driver mistook the gas pedal for the brakes, St. George, Utah, Sept. 10, 2018 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Pressing the gas pedal by mistake resulted in an SUV colliding with house on Ridgeview Drive Monday evening.

An SUV has a run-in with a home on Ridgeview Drive when the driver mistook the gas pedal for the brakes, St. George, Utah, Sept. 10, 2018 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Around 8:30 p.m., the driver of an SUV that was driving down Saddle Drive toward Ridgeview Drive mistook the gas pedal for the brake pedal when approaching the street corner, St. George Police officer Jonathan McInnes said.

Pressing on the gas resulted in the SUV jumping the curb, running through rocks and grass in the yard, then across the driveway of the home on the corner as the driver lost control of the vehicle.

The SUV slid in front of the home, hit the front of it and “bounced off” the home and came to a stop directly in front of it, McInnes said.

The driver suffered a cut above the eye, McInnes said, but there were no injuries reported by a passenger in the SUV.

The driver was taken taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center.

The residence involved in the incident did not appear to have experienced any major structural damage.

This report is based on statements from police or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

Email: mkessler@stgnews.com

Twitter: @MoriKessler

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