Rollover accident on Red Hills Parkway after driver falls asleep

ST. GEORGE – A rollover occurred on Red Hills Parkway Tuesday morning blocking traffic and requiring the driver to be extricated.

Just after 7 a.m., Monday, on Red Hills Parkway just north of Skyline Drive, according to the St. George Police, a Dodge Ram pickup “went up onto the center median, over-corrected to the right, went off the road and up a side hill. The truck rolled over once and came to rest on its tires blocking both south bound lanes of traffic.”

The driver received minor injuries, including cuts and bruises, to his face and head. He had to be extricated from the pickup and was transported by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center as a precautionary measure.

Police said they believe the driver fell asleep, and he was given a citation for failing to remain in a single lane.

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  • Molly November 5, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Why do people risk the lives of others so much?! Why would you drive while tired or drive while using the phone. I know that we all want to think we are invincible but we aren’t!

    • Stephanie December 12, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      just saying, this was my dad. he works all day and all night to support us. a wife and six kids. there is no doubt in my mind that he fell asleep. what if this was someone in your family?? would you want comments like this?

  • tim November 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Um, be cited for texting and driving and have a huge insurance issue, or….say you fell asleep. I am betting texting and driving or at least playing with a phone.

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