‘Run for the border’ ends in crash at St. George Taco Bell

ST. GEORGE — Lunch was interrupted for diners at Taco Bell on St. George Boulevard Friday afternoon when a car ran into the building, leaving a large hole underneath one of the windows.

A car runs into Taco Bell on St. George Boulevard, St. George, Utah, July 17, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
A car runs into Taco Bell on St. George Boulevard, St. George, Utah, July 17, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

Just after 2 p.m., a woman was parking a car in a handicapped space at the restaurant, St. George Police Officer Tyrell Bangerter said.

“She mistook the gas for the brake, jumped the little concrete stopper and ran into the building,” Bangerter said.

The car punched a large hole through the exterior wall, penetrating all the way through into the restaurant’s dining room. The inside area was roped off, and plaster and wood chips where scattered throughout the area.

Taco Bell employees and the on-duty manager declined to comment regarding the incident. Restaurant staff worked to clean up the debris.

No injuries were reported as a result of the collision.

The car was towed from the scene.

Personnel from the St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the incident.

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

  • mikey July 17, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    When you confuse right from left, time to get a chauffeur!

  • fun bag July 17, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    lets get a #fundraiser goin’ and get this gal back on them roads asap. St George streets need more drivers with them kinda expert drivin’ skills…

  • munchie July 17, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Some times, you do what you have to when you’re craving an “enchirito”

  • indy-vfr July 18, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Good thing the chihuahua wasn’t hit!

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