ST. GEORGE — A suspected medical issue led to an 87-year-old driver knocking over several trees and damaging his SUV on St. George Boulevard Wednesday afternoon.
Police responded to reports of an accident at about 3:20 p.m. Wednesday. Responding officers found the man in a crashed 2004 Lincoln Aviator SUV in the middle of 900 East, just south of the Boulevard.
Photos taken at the scene indicate the man was traveling west on the Boulevard when the accident occurred.
The man possibly suffered a medical episode, which caused him to swerve out of his lane, St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley said. Trombley added that the SUV knocked down four trees before ending up in the middle of 900 East.
One of the vehicle’s wheels was ripped from the axle and hanging.
The man driving the SUV was cited for improper lane travel and failure to register his SUV, Trombley said. He was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center by ambulance for evaluation.
The accident blocked 900 East for about an hour while medical and investigation teams attended to the scene.
The SUV had to be towed.
The driver was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident, Trombley said.
Units from the St. George Police Department, St. George Fire and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the accident.
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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