Pickup truck sideswiped by semi on Foremaster Drive

ST. GEORGE — About a quarter-mile section of Foremaster Drive in St. George, from the intersection of Riverside Drive up the east side of Foremaster Ridge, was closed off during the cleanup of an accident that occurred between a semitruck and a pickup truck Friday morning.

Just before noon, a white pickup truck was traveling west on Foremaster Drive when it came in close contact with a Page Steel semitruck pulling a flatbed trailer, St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said. The semitrailer swung wide and hit the pickup truck.

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The driver of the pickup was momentarily trapped in his truck after the impact but was able to get out of the vehicle uninjured, Triplett said. The semitruck driver was also unharmed.

A white pickup truck was swiped by a semi truck trailer on Foremaster Drive, St. George, Utah, Jan, 30, 2015 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News
A white pickup truck was swiped by a semitrailer on Foremaster Drive, St. George, Utah, Jan. 30, 2015 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

The pickup sustained severe front-end damage, while the semitruck had severe damage to the left side of its trailer.

Both drivers were cited for different reasons, which were not disclosed at the scene.

The Utah Department of Transportation, St. George Fire Department and St. George Police Department responded to the accident 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.

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