Muddy tires lead to accident on Foremaster Ridge

ST. GEORGE — Muddy tires caused a man to lose control and crash his truck into an embankment on Foremaster Drive in St. George Saturday evening.

A driver lost control of his truck and ran into a ridge on Foremaster Drive, July 18, 2015, St. George, Utah | Photo by Brittney Chubbs, St. George News
A driver loses control of his truck and runs into an embankment on Foremaster Drive, July 18, 2015, St. George, Utah | Photo by Brittney Chubbs, St. George News

Just before 6 p.m., a white Ford F150 was heading west on Foremaster Drive when the driver lost control of his truck, St. George Police Lt. Joseph Hartman said. The truck ran up onto the side of an embankment, which caused the airbags to deploy.

The crash resulted from mud on the truck’s tires, which caused the tires to lose traction on the road, Hartman said.

While Hartman said he didn’t know how the mud got on the tires, he guessed the man might have been “mudding” at a popular place at the bottom of Foremaster Ridge.

The man had three passengers in the truck with him, all children between the ages of 2 and 4. The kids were uninjured in the crash, and it seems they were all properly restrained, Hartman said.

A driver loses control of his truck and runs into an embankment on Foremaster Drive, St. George, Utah, July 18, 2015 | Photo by Michael Durrant, St. George News
A driver loses control of his truck and runs into an embankment on Foremaster Drive, St. George, Utah, July 18, 2015 | Photo by Michael Durrant, St. George News

The driver sustained airbag burns from the velocity at which the airbags deployed, Hartman said, but he reported no other injuries and refused ambulance transport to the hospital.

The driver was cited for failure to maintain control of his vehicle.

The truck had to be towed from the scene, Hartman said, but there was no damage to any other property.

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

  • Simone July 18, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Boy that clean white truck sure looks like it was DEEP in the mud! I only hope the cops saw through this guys BS story and checked his cell phone records.

  • fun bag July 18, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    *Alleged Muddy tires lead to accident on Foremaster Ridge … fify

  • Michael July 19, 2015 at 4:15 am

    Hey, at least city is getting some cash out of the deal by slapping the guy in the face with a ticket. Insult to injury.

    • fun bag July 19, 2015 at 11:05 am

      The idiot was clearly in violation, dummy…

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