Driver loses control, goes off embankment on Red Hills Parkway

A car that fell down embankment on Red Hills Parkway, St. George, Utah, March 12, 2014 | Photo by Scott Heinecke, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A car veered off the road went over the embankment and came to rest near the bike trail at about 500 West Red Hills Parkway on Wednesday at 12:40 p.m.

The gray Hyundai Accent was traveling southbound on Red Hills Parkway when the woman driver took her eyes off the road for a short time and her car veered off the side of the road, hit a speed limit sign and slid sideways off the embankment, St. George Police Officer Chad Pectol said.

The woman had minor injuries and was not transported to the hospital. A small dog was also in the car and was not injured, Pectol said.

The St. George Fire Department also responded to the scene. The car was towed from from the area.

No citations have been issued pending further investigation, Pectol said.

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A car that fell down embankment on Red Hills Parkway, St. George, Utah, March 12, 2014 | Photo by Scott Heinecke, St. George News
A car that fell down embankment on Red Hills Parkway, St. George, Utah, March 12, 2014 | Photo by Scott Heinecke, St. George News

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10 Comments

  • Bub March 12, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    texting

    • JOSH DALTON March 12, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      YUP!!!!! This issue of texting is getting way out of hand!

  • Eric Martin March 12, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    texting, talking to her dog, who knows… clearly she was not paying attention.

    • Catfight March 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      Maybe the dog was … her leg which distracted her.
      Ed. ellipsis

  • KanabCowgirl March 12, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Whatever it was that happened, it’s a very expensive lesson. Glad she and her dog will be okay.

  • Zeke March 12, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Why is it so hard to keep a vehicle on the road and on all 4 wheels?? It’s just not that difficult !

  • JOSH DALTON March 12, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Could have,would have and should have been worse! Could you imagine if a group of children or a familly was walking or riding down that trail?!

  • DoubleTap March 13, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Distracted driving at its finest. Sheesh….this is sop for drivers here. When are they going to start enforcing those distracted driving laws that were touted not to long ago? Yeah right…..!

  • JAR March 13, 2014 at 11:14 am

    To the Jury
    Texting? No mention of that. Talking on her cell phone? no mention of that.
    Maybe, just maybe, she was drunk. Or had a full bladder. Or a turtle was on the roadway. When the investigation is completed, then we can hang her from her heels.

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