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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