ST. GEORGE — Members of the St. George Police Department were called out to the intersection of Dixie Drive and Valley View Drive in St. George Tuesday after a man crashed his car into a shed in the backyard of a home.
At approximately 5:08 p.m., a man in his mid-70s was driving south on Dixie Drive when he had an apparent medical episode, St. George Police Sgt. Jeff Bahlmann said. The man drove across the raised landscape median into oncoming traffic and into a backyard, where he crashed.
“All indications are that it was some form medical episode,” Bahlmann said, “or that he blacked out temporarily.”
The man did not appear to have suffered any injuries from the crash, Bahlmann said, and he declined to be transported to the hospital.
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Northbound traffic on Dixie Drive was reduced to one lane for approximately one hour as the scene was cleared. The man’s car was not able to be driven from the accident scene and had to be removed by tow truck.
The man was not given a citation, Bahlmann said, and no injuries were reported in connection with the incident.
The St. George Fire Department, St. George Police Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
Videocast by Melissa Anderson, St. George News and KCSG Television.
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