News short: Drowsy driver runs car off road, meets large rock

Aftermath of a man falling asleep behind the wheel on 1450 South near the Summit Athletic Club, St. George, Utah, July 1, 2015 | Photo by Shane Brinkerhoff, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A man crashed his SUV into a large rock by the Summit Athletic Club Wednesday after leaving the road due to dozing off.

Around 5:30 p.m., the man was westbound on 1450 South when he began to fall asleep, St. George Sgt. David Williams said.

“The driver said he’d been out at Sand Hollow all day and was really, really tired and just dozed

Aftermath of a man falling asleep behind the wheel on 1450 South near the Summit Athletic Club, St. George, Utah, July 1, 2015 | Photo by Shane Brinkerhoff, St. George News
Aftermath of a man falling asleep behind the wheel on 1450 South near the Summit Athletic Club, St. George, Utah, July 1, 2015 | Photo by Shane Brinkerhoff, St. George News

off,” Williams said.

The man quickly woke up as his SUV was exiting the roadway, but was unable to stop it from going over the curb and colliding with the rock.

No other cars or people were involved in the incident and the driver was the sole occupant of the SUV, Williams said. The driver was unharmed, yet cited by police for improper lane travel.

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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4 Comments

  • ladybugavenger July 1, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    People need to get some sleep. Get Sleep People…..too many drownsy drivers in St George news. Are they out of their normal routine? #fundraiserforsleep

  • JOSH DALTON July 2, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Being that he found a Summit Rock does that mean he gets 10k now?

  • fun bag July 2, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    this is reckless driving, not “improper lane travel” …

  • ladybugavenger July 2, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    This is distracted driving

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