Driver hospitalized after car rolls through yard

The scene of a one-car rollover on Donlee Drive, St. George, Utah, May 6, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Police responded to a one-car rollover on top of the old airport hill in St. George Tuesday evening that resulted in the driver being taken to the hospital. The vehicle rolled off the road and through a yard, landing back on the road upside down and destroying a fence along the way.

One-car rollover on Donlee Drive, St. George, Utah, May 6, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News
One-car rollover on Donlee Drive, St. George, Utah, May 6, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

At approximately 7:15 p.m., emergency responders were called to Donlee Drive at the intersection of 65 South in St. George. A black Honda Accord was upside down and crushed, with the front window broken out entirely and belongings strewn across the road.

The driver, described by a witness as an Hispanic male, was found 15-20 feet from the car, face down in a gravel yard on the corner of the intersection. His face was bleeding, and his nose appeared to be ripped off, witness Nina Heck, who lives nearby, said. Although he wasn’t moving, the driver did appear to be breathing when responders put him into a Gold Cross Ambulance and transported him from the scene.

No further details about the man’s condition were known or released by those on scene at the accident.

One-car rollover on Donlee Drive, St. George, Utah, May 6, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News
One-car rollover on Donlee Drive, St. George, Utah, May 6, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

From her home, Heck said she witnessed the car roll at least twice after it passed over the sidewalk, through her neighbor’s yard and then back onto the street.

There was only one man in the car, St. George Police Sgt. Wade Johnson said. At the time, Wade said the cause of the accident was unknown.

After the driver was transported, officers investigated the scene and analyzed the wreckage while the road was blocked off in both directions.

An accident reconstruction team was brought on scene to investigate, Johnson said.

Besides Gold Cross Ambulance and St. George Police Department, the St. George Fire Department also assisted with the incident.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and witness on scene and may not contain the full scope of findings as the matter remains under investigation.

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10 Comments

  • Katelyn May 6, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I hope the driver’s okay and heals quickly!

  • KanabCowgirl May 6, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    He’s lucky to have wrecked where he did and he didn’t roll off the side of the hill!

  • San May 7, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Oh wow…prayers

  • I BAPTIZE TERRORISTS May 7, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Definitely the wrong way to get down the hill in a hurry. Hope the driver recovers.

  • Nyuck Nyuck May 7, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Driver lost his nose? Oh man, that’s gonna make it hard to stop and smell the roses!

  • Obamas gonna steal the guns!!! May 7, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    “His face was bleeding, and his nose appeared to be ripped off”

    O_o … eek

  • Fulton May 7, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Was he speeding? Who nose ?

  • swimswim May 7, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I feel sad for the driver and hope he recovers soon!

    My next comment is addressed to stgeorgeutah news…Why oh why must you report in every single accident that “Gold Cross Ambulance” transported them to the hospital??? If I am wrong correct me please, but isn’t Gold Cross the ONLY ambulances we have in St George??? And we all know that….so why must you report it in EVERY SINGLE NEWS article?? Publicity? Or?

  • ladybugavenger May 7, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I got your nose

  • Martinez May 13, 2014 at 12:11 am

    To any of you cracking jokes bout my boy,,, let me say karma is a @itch and anything can happen to you or one of your family members,,so keep krackin the nose jokes and all that,,KARMAS looking right at your dumb ass right now!!!! COWARD!!!!

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