ST. GEORGE – The driver of a small passenger car was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance Tuesday after a semitruck backed up over the front passenger side of the vehicle on 3050 East.
“We had a semitruck stop northbound on 3050 East,” St. George Police Officer Tyrell Bangerter said. “The truck was waiting for traffic to clear so he could back into the business.”
A small Volkswagen passenger car also traveling northbound on 3050 East pulled alongside the semitruck without the truck driver realizing it, Bangerter said.
“The truck started to pull out, preparing to make the maneuver to back in,” Bangerter said. “The driver didn’t see him. The car collided with the truck’s front tire.”
Bangerter said the driver of the truck went into shock and the truck rolled forward, across the westbound lanes and over the curb.
Southbound traffic along 3050 East was blocked for just under a half-hour. St. George Police turned one lane of northbound traffic into a southbound lane, leaving one northbound lane open to allow traffic to continue to flow in both directions.
“The driver of the Volkswagen car was transported to the hospital with an injury on his face,” Bangerter said. “The driver of the semitruck was cited.”
The Volkswagen car was towed from the scene, and the semitruck was pulled off the road to allow traffic to resume.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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