Teen driver crashes into wall, tree after taking 35-40 mph turn

A teen driver receives a citation after an accident at Hidden Valley Drive and Price Hills Drive, St. George, Utah, May 15, 2015 | Photo courtesy of DeeAnna Waddell, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A sports car was crunched up and the teenager driving it was cited after an incident in the Bloomington Hills area of St. George Friday morning.

At about 10:49 a.m., a call came in reporting that a car had crashed into a wall and a tree at the intersection of Hidden Valley Drive and Price Hills Drive. Police responded and found a disabled newer-model Chevrolet Camaro with significant front-end damage. The 16-year-old driver of the Camaro had been traveling south on Hidden Valley Drive and unsuccessfully attempted to make a left turn onto Price Hills Drive.

“(The car) didn’t make the turn, ended up going up on the sidewalk and hit a tree and a wall there,” St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said.

“The driver claims that the brakes weren’t working right and that the steering locked up,” Despain said.

Responding officers estimated the teen had taken the turn while traveling between 35 and 40 mph.

“There were also witnesses in the area that saw the vehicle make some pretty aggressive lane changes prior to making that turn,” Despain said.

The teenager received a citation for improper lane travel.

The Camaro had to be towed from the scene.

A passenger had been riding in the vehicle with the teen at the time of the crash. Despain said neither of them was transported to the hospital, and he doesn’t believe either sustained any injuries.

Despain said he does not know whether there was any damage to the tree or wall as a result of the crash.

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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  • mshaw May 15, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Poor little rich kid. He probably got the car for graduation and didn’t read the manual. I bet your parents are proud. See what happens when you get a C in drivers education ha

    • Madison May 16, 2015 at 11:43 am

      Why say such hurt full things when you don’t even know him or his situation. You don’t know his life. He’s my friend. and I know what he’s like. he’s an amazing kid. he works hard at what he does. some times things just happen with cars. People don’t need to be so mean online because that’s considered and online bully. so I’m asking you nicely to back off. He’s an amazing kid put into a bad situation. leave him alone please.

      • fun bag May 16, 2015 at 12:10 pm

        wah wah wah! someone pls get this poor dumb child a crying towel.

  • Real Life May 15, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    So this moron drives like an idiot, wrecks, and then tries to blame the NEW car? Nice. I bet his parents are proud.

    • Madison May 16, 2015 at 11:45 am

      You people are mean. This is considered online bullying. and you people need to stop. if you don’t know what the persons like then don’t say anything because your not that person.

      • fun bag May 16, 2015 at 12:16 pm

        will someone pls put poor little madison back in her crib before she gets into trouble?

      • Hippononymous May 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm

        Bullying – use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants. Making fun of, or judging, someone online isn’t online bullying.

        • BIG GUY May 16, 2015 at 1:34 pm

          Not true, HIPPONONYMOUS. According to U.S. Legal Definitions, “cyber-bullying could be limited to posting rumors or gossips about a person in the internet bringing about hatred in other’s minds; or it may go to the extent of personally identifying victims and publishing materials severely defaming and humiliating them.”
          Are these comments cyber-bullying? In a legal sense, probably not since the driver is unnamed, but they obviously have caused distress among the driver’s friends and will likely get back to him.

          • Real Life May 16, 2015 at 3:13 pm

            Well Big Guy, if it takes “cyber bullying” to make this idiot learn a lesson, then so be it. He is going to kill someone.

          • Hippononymous May 16, 2015 at 4:35 pm

            You are right about what is defined as Cyber Bullying. My mistake.

  • fun bag May 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Spoiled idiot kid drives like a maniac, crashes car, and then tries to blame the car. What a retarded idiot. I hope his insurance rates skyrocket to the moon, but I’m sure mommy and daddy pay the insurance and will buy him a new car. “Improper lane travel”? what a joke. Need to see some reckless driving citations given out around here. Too many times see idiots getting away with way too much…

  • mshaw May 16, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Well Madison if you read the article you will see where the witness saw him driving crazy. They should never give a young kid a car like that. Way too much power. Or they should have sent him the high performance driving school in Las vegas. As for you I can see why your playing a sympathy game for him so that you may get a date with him and work your charm so one day you can have some of that for yourself. Take the car and collect alimony and child support for yourself. I’m sure he has heard a rash from his friends on this one.

  • Madison May 16, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Wow you people really don’t have a clue and I can handle myself thank you very much. The drive is one of my best friends. And what your saying isn’t cool. It just makes you people look stupid and utterly and completely rude. I have asked nice more than once for you people to stop. I’m trying to defend someone I love. And how can you judge him when you don’t know what really happen? how can you judge when your not him and you weren’t in his situation? I’m trying to ask nicely for you people to back off. You have no idea what he’s like or who even is, but I do. I been there for him forever and you people haven’t so please stop with hate and you judging that’s all I ask of you.

    • fun bag May 16, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      someone put madison back in her crib with a bottle and rock her to sleep so she stops crying,,, no one cares, girl. grow up

      • Madison May 17, 2015 at 10:21 pm

        you need to grow up. You have nothing better to do then pick on a bunch of people. all for what? to make yourself feel superior?

    • mshaw May 20, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      Why don’t you bring your friend that drove the car to our conversation so we can hear from him?

  • Madison May 16, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Trust me I don’t think of him that way. He’s my best friend and nothing more. and I don’t want anything from him. all I want is to back him up and make sure people like you don’t tare him down. Yes he was being reakless but that does not give you people the right to judge. He teenager. teens make stupid disstions all the time. but so does ever human being in this world. and all you people know that I’m right. I may be a teen but that doesn’t mean that i don’t know things. But seriously all i’m asking is for you people to back off.

  • fun bag May 16, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    i dont think this boy will ever love madison as much as she loves him. continue your crying and whining, girl– It’s entertaining…

  • mshaw May 16, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Whatever Madison. Your true motive looks more than obvious. And how do you know? We may have been in the same classes during school. Admit it he is a spoiled rich brat!!!!

    • Tm2282 May 17, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      Bahahahahahahahaha! This is very enjoyable to read.

    • Madison May 17, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      it’s not true. he’s not. and because if you were you wouldn’t be acting like a complete jack A.

  • 42214 May 17, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Madison, you’re a pathetic enabler

  • Tm2282 May 17, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    The poor little love struck girl can’t spell she’s so angry! She said reakless driving. Hahaha hahaha…….. Reakless….

    • mshaw May 17, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Maybe the kid was farting in the car and it reaked in the car hence the reakless driving. Ha poor Madison is so upset her boy toy can’t take her to the G rated movie tomorrow

    • fun bag May 17, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      maddie will be crying for weeks from all of this “cyber bullying” of her boy toy

    • Madison May 17, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Wow judging a girl who has dyslexia smooth.

    • CaliGirl May 17, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      Her lack of spelling isn’t due to her anger, it’s a result of our public school system. She’s probably upset because her boy-toy doesn’t have a sweet ride anymore. Back to riding on his Schwinn (or his mama’s minivan).

  • Madison May 17, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    you only wish I was cry and that he is my boy toy. I don’t cry for many good reason. and BTW I already have a boyfriend. You people need to grow up and get a life. and wake up that this is reality and not some horse crap for you play or joke around with. and if you guys can’t see that you are all losers for picking on a bunch of teens then you clearly have no life and nothing better to do. So I advise all of you wake up and get a freaking life.

  • Madison May 17, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    and I know I can’t spell it’s called dyslexia you jack A. you have no life and no heart. I wonder how you people ever get girlfriends/boyfriends. All of you are acting like little kids by the way you treat people. and you know what Cyber- Bullying is a big deal for me. So get over yourselves. Get a life because you clearly don’t have one.

  • 42214 May 18, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Maddie can’t spell and he can’t drive, what a wonderful couple… If you can’t spell, get a dictionary. Don’t portray yourself as a moron and use dyslexia as an excuse.

    • Madison May 21, 2015 at 11:14 pm

      I am dyslexic and I do have a dictionary. my parents got me one for my 13th birthday. and I’m not. what does me being a Mormon have to do with anything? oh wait it doesn’t. being a Mormon is the best thing that could ever have happen to my life.

      • CaliGirl May 22, 2015 at 7:22 am

        Will someone please help Madison pull her head out of the sand so she can clearly see the difference between Mormon and moron. Madison, maybe mommy & daddy can spring for a tutor to help you with that complicated dictionary. Better yet, let’s send a cute missionary over to give you a hand. Maybe they can help you get over boy toy & his wrecked ride so you can move on with your life. Dry your tears and have a nice summer.

  • mshaw May 18, 2015 at 8:35 am

    There so perfect for each other he blames the new car and she blames dislexia they both have to blame something other than themselves. Maybe Madison can bring her friend to talk to us next time So he can tell us that he was texting and driving or something good. …
    Ed. ellipsis.

  • Madison May 18, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    You can’t even spell dyslexia right. And you can say what you please because it will never bother me. I’ve dealt with people like you for 10 years. so go cry me a river, build me a bridge and get over it. you are all full of yourselves. because one give a flying rats a..* about what you have to say.
    *Ed. ellipses

    • mshaw May 18, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      We don’t really care about your rich brat friend. He is the one that looked stupid

    • izzymuse May 19, 2015 at 6:50 am

      MADISON, these hecklers only have as much power over you as you give them. They’re immature bullies who get a thrill from your suffering. Sorry to hear of your suffering and your friend’s suffering, but if you let the comments of a bunch of online losers effect you, you’re wasting your time. They’re just trying to bait you into responding to more of their ignorant, shallow, and retarded remarks. They have nothing else to do wi their non-contributive lives. Don’t let their immaturity rub off on you. Move on and have a good life. Idiots only have as much power over you ONLY IF you let them! God bless. Don’t worry about what a couple of online hyenas think.

      • fun bag May 20, 2015 at 6:25 pm

        lol izzy, what u forget is these little teenage girls like Madison love this kind of drama– they thrive on it,so the only retarded remarks here are yours 😉

  • 42214 May 19, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Izzy, “retarded” is very insensitive and politically incorrect. I feel that I have been defamed and bullied. My attorney will be contacting you. I have never been so hurt.

    • izzymuse May 20, 2015 at 12:00 am

      Lol. Yea, I’m sure. Reciprocity hurts so good. Just a simple way of giving back to this united community. NOTE: I’m just disappointed your lawyer is a Mormon bishop. Not sure how that is. Crazy homosapiens, aren’t we all. Oops, that’s a secret Mormon conspiracy I shouldn’t have let leak. :/
      Why do Mormons always get dragged into things. $*#@!!!!

      • fun bag May 20, 2015 at 6:21 pm

        izzy? u havin’ a mental breakdown or what?…

  • mshaw May 20, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    I wanna hear from the idiot that drove the car

  • Madison May 21, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    trust me it’s not getting to me and thanks for saying that. and to be honest I stay away or help take away drama. and because there’s Mormons everywhere. there’s nothing wrong with being a Mormon I mean I am one so. and for all you know you probably already heard from the kid who crashed his car.

    • CaliGirl May 22, 2015 at 7:29 am

      Dear Madison:

      MORON: a stupid person. Synonyms: fool, idiot, blockhead, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, imbecile, cretin, dullard, simpleton, someone who doesn’t know how to use their birthday gift (dictionary)… Need I go on?

      MORMON: A member of the LDS faith.

  • Madison May 22, 2015 at 11:33 am

    good for you.. you know how to use a dictionary. and yes I am a Mormon thanks for pointing that out. there’s nothing wrong with being a Mormon.

    • 42214 May 22, 2015 at 11:59 pm

      Maddie Baby, please bring your dictionary and join us in commenting on other sudstantive, adult topics in the weeks to come. You’re such a breath of fresh air and bring a youthful exuberance to the discussion. I feel you have so much to contribute and I sleep better at night knowing the country I help build will be passed on to a generation of Mormons like you.

    • CaliGirl May 23, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Oh dearest Madi, in the comment above from 42214, they called you a moron. Your dyslexic brain thought they said Mormon. I was simply pointing out the difference between the two. But then again, both are quite similar.

  • mshaw May 22, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    We need to hear from your friend Madison maybe we can watch him on sobbing Sunday at the ward house

  • Madison May 22, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    he doesn’t believe what I believe in

    • 42214 May 23, 2015 at 11:50 am

      Well, he’s at least got that going for him

  • mshaw May 23, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Well maybe he could be your missionary

  • Madison May 23, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    tbh his girlfriend is his missionary so. he’s converting into my church. your people should try it sometime. you’d be amazed at what we really do and all the good we really do. your mean and rude agenst us Mormons because you don’t know what we are really like and what we are about. You find one simple thing to compare being a Mormon to because you might be cereous to what it’s really like and we are really like. I’ve dealt with bullies who judge me agenst what I believed in because they didn’t know or even understand. finally at one point I invited them to come and listen and after that they we’re nice and they weren’t crul anymore. So yeah go ahead and judge on what us Mormons are like, but I’m ready to fight and stand for //god and what I believe in. I will defend Gods honor and his sacred words any day and ever day. no matter the cost. Mormons are christens to.

    • fun bag May 24, 2015 at 10:10 am

      After reading that (or attempting to) I feel bad for poor Madison. She is obviously a very special child… and by special I mean… u know

  • Mean Momma May 24, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Madison, some good advice from one Mormon to another: PLEASE STOP POSTING!!!

  • 42214 May 24, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Wi reely dont meen to be bad too yu. Wi jist bad non-morons wit nuthing ta do

    • fun bag May 24, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      “Mormons are christens to”


  • mshaw May 24, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I’m confused Madison your trying to change your topic and telling us your positions. When we should hear from ur friend that can’t drive

  • fun bag May 24, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Madison has been a lot of fun tho. I hope she sticks around and posts more frequently. I just don’t want to hear about her boy crush anymore 😉

  • Madison May 24, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    the reason I keep posting is because I’m defending my friend. I’ve been Cyber-bullied before and no one was there to defend me. and I honestly understand why you want me to stop. but if no one defends him then who will? I’ve seen what Cyber-bullying or bullying injeneral does. and because of it I’ve lost 26 friends and 16 family members. I just don’t want to lose another. People can keep the judging and the hating all they want. but I will always defend my friends and family and my religion.

    • fun bag May 24, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      ahahahhaha. she just keeps digging the hole deeper 😀

  • Madison May 24, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    why would he be my boy crush if I have a boyfriend that I’ve had for 3 years?!

  • CaliGirl May 24, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Madi, do yourself a favor; show this article and all the comments to your parents. That way they can take away all your electronics to better protect you from all this “cyber-bullying” you are claiming. And then they can search for the receipt to return that special birthday dictionary that you must be using as a booster seat to reach the keyboard or as a step stool to crawl out of your crib. Now go to bed. It’s past your bedtime.

  • Madison May 24, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    don’t worry i’m done with you people, but that doesn’t mean I wont stop defending him.

  • mshaw May 25, 2015 at 5:16 am

    Yay Madison. I’m surprised you can read let alone spell word’s. your parents should take you over to hooked on foninics and leave you there till you can spell two words. IN and the word GENERAL. Tell your coward friend we want to hear from him. Did he get his car back from the collision center yet ? So we can read about him again ha ha ha

  • Madison May 25, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    it’s called dyslexia you …
    Ed. ellipsis

    • Mike May 25, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Madison, really. If you want to add fuel to the trolls’ fire, just keep responding. This doesn’t count as cyber-bullying because you are the one who keeps coming back to it. You do not have to. They are having fun by laughing at you. The best revenge you can do to them is just go and ignore them. Some people just need to be ignored. Best luck to you.

  • fun bag May 25, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    dyslexia is no excuse for being a moron. Madison is a complete moron… 😀

    • CaliGirl May 25, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Just a reminder Madison:
      MORON: a stupid person. Synonyms: fool, idiot, blockhead, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, imbecile, cretin, dullard, simpleton, someone who doesn’t know how to use their birthday gift (dictionary)… Need I go on?

      MORMON: A member of the LDS faith.

  • 42214 May 25, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Madison, you keep this up and you’re a shoe-in for the next opening on the Quorum of the 12. You’ll fit right in.

  • mshaw June 6, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Hey Madison there a opening at the quarter of the 12

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