News short: Driver loses consciousness, crashes into tree

Santa Clara Police officers investigate the scene of an accident after a truck collides with a tree near Pearl Rose Drive and Country Lane in Santa Clara, Utah, Nov. 7, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

SANTA CLARA — Ivins Ambulance transported one man to the hospital after his truck crashed into a tree Friday morning near the intersection of Pearl Rose Drive and Country Lane in Santa Clara.

A pine tree lies on the ground after a truck knocked it over near Pearl Rose Drive and Country Lane in Santa Clara, Utah, Nov. 7, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News
A pine tree lies on the ground after a truck knocked it over near Pearl Rose Drive and Country Lane in Santa Clara, Utah, Nov. 7, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Just after 10 a.m., a man driving a Ford F250 was traveling northbound on Country Lane in Santa Clara, said Santa Clara Police Lt. Scott Bannon. Just after passing Pearl Rose Drive, the truck crossed the southbound lane, continued up over the curb on the west side of the road, knocked over a pine tree and then collided with a mulberry tree.

“The man was unconscious,” Bannon said. “We are not sure if he had a medical condition.”

Santa Clara Fire Department, Santa Clara Police officers and Ivins Ambulance responded to the scene.

Ivins Ambulance transported the man to Dixie Regional Medical Center.

Santa Clara Fire Department, Santa Clara Police officers and Ivins Ambulance respond to an accident near Pearl Rose Drive on Country Lane in Santa Clara, Utah, Nov. 7, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News
Santa Clara Fire Department, Santa Clara Police officers and Ivins Ambulance respond to an accident near Pearl Rose Drive on Country Lane in Santa Clara, Utah, Nov. 7, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

The truck was towed.

This incident is still under investigation at the time of this publication.

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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5 Comments

    • dancing infidel November 7, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      Hahaha….”watch out for that tree…..”

  • ladybugavenger November 7, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Let’s not jump to conclusions and say the medical condition was pharmaceutically induced meth. Thanks for the video Herd.

  • Zonkerb November 7, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Well atleast the accident didn’t happen in a dance free zone

  • wicked dragon November 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    It was a medical reason. there were no drugs or anything else involved.

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