News short: Early morning crash knocks down tree, damages power pole

Officers from the St. George Police Department survey the damage done when a car clipped a power pole, uprooted a tree and damaged a utility box in an early morning accident at 1450 South and S. 2580 East, St. George, Utah, Mar. 21, 2015 | Photo by Shane Brinkerhoff, St. George News
A City of St. George utility worker surveys the damage done by an early morning car accident at 1450 South and S. 2580 East, St. George, Utah, Mar. 21, 2015  | Photo by Shane Brinkerhoff, St. George News
A City of St. George utility worker surveys the damage done by an early morning car accident at 1450 South and S. 2580 East, St. George, Utah, Mar. 21, 2015 | Photo by Shane Brinkerhoff, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Drowsy driving was apparently the cause of an early morning crash Saturday at the intersection of 1450 South and 2580 East where the car uprooted a tree and damaged a power pole and utility box.

St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said the driver was traveling west on 1450 South about 7 a.m. when she apparently fell asleep. The car clipped a power pole, bent the utility box next to it and uprooted a tree before coming to rest next to a block wall.

Car ready for tow after an early morning car accident at 1450 South and S. 2580 East, St. George, Utah, Mar. 21, 2015  | Photo by Shane Brinkerhoff, St. George News
Car ready for tow after an early morning car accident at 1450 South and S. 2580 East, St. George, Utah, Mar. 21, 2015 | Photo by Shane Brinkerhoff, St. George News

The driver was taken by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George with what appeared to be a minor wrist injury. No other injuries were reported.

No utility disruptions were reported.

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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6 Comments

  • ladybugavenger March 21, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Holy cow! Get some sleep people!

  • ladybugavenger March 21, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Hey funbag, you can duct tape the armor plate to your car 😉

    • fun bag March 21, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      it would need lot of tape tho, b/c armor plate is quite heavy

      • ladybugavenger March 22, 2015 at 2:11 pm

        Just use duct tape then 😉

      • ladybugavenger March 22, 2015 at 2:39 pm

        No, I got the answer. Here it is #fundraiser

  • Mesaizacd March 22, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Dang sleep deprived tweekers

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