Trees knocked down on Boulevard, man taken to hospital after 1-car accident

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.

A single car accident on St. George Blvd. Wednesday knocked down trees and sent an elderly man to the hospital, St. George, Utah, August 5, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
Trees were knocked down and a man was taken to the hospital following a single-vehicle accident on St. George Boulevard, St. George, Utah, August 5, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

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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  • fun bag August 6, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    87 years old?! and a Lincoln Navigator?! These old people are like ticking time bombs. Let’s put them is the biggest SUVs we can find. Maybe Obama can fund a program to buy every 90 yr old a 10,000 pound SUV! Make us all a little safer, no?

  • Michael August 6, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Well, his car is totalled. He could pass away at anytime…… Let’s write a ticket so we can leach some money from the old fart.

  • Guess who August 7, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Well we lost some perfectly good trees what a waste. that’s all I’m concerned about

  • Guess who August 7, 2015 at 11:05 am

    I heard he crashed while reading another load of ignorant drivel from the neighborhood blowhard NO LIFE DORK and decided to end his life.

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