Teen life flighted after T-bone accident

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ST. GEORGE – Life Flight helicopter was called to the scene of a crash late Monday night, after a vehicle collided with a pickup truck on Tuweap Drive.

Around 10 p.m. Monday, a Toyota Camry heading south on Tuweap Drive, T-Boned a dodge Dakota pickup truck which was heading west on 2000 North, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said.

“The driver of the Toyota thought there was a stop sign located at the intersection,” Despain said. “He believed the pickup would have to stop.”

Despain said that the impact caused the pickup to go off of the road and collide with a fence.

“A boy about 17 years old suffered a severe cut to his leg,” Despain said. “Life Flight was called in to take the boy to Dixie Regional Medical Center.”

The other occupants of the vehicle suffered only bumps and bruises, Despain said. The St. George Police Accident Reconstruction Team is currently investigating this incidents and will screen the case with prosecutors to determine whether charges will be filed.

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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3 Comments

  • Cher October 3, 2014 at 11:37 am

    This is a very bad intersection. If you are on Tuweap at the stop sign headed South you have to pull out onto 2000 first to see past foliage before proceeding. All along Tuweap going to Sunset all the entrances from The Seven Hills are also obstructed because of all the trees and bushes. I’m very cautious but so many other drivers aren’t.

    • Killjoy October 3, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Sounds like that is a road i will try to avoid at all costs.

  • Koolaid October 3, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    The hillside should have the letters DDD for Dumb Dixie Drivers

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