Sleeping driver takes out light pole

ST. GEORGE — A driver who fell asleep at the wheel went for a destructive ride on Wednesday afternoon as her vehicle left the road, knocked over a light pole and came to rest on top of a boulder.

A gold Buick Century that left the road when the driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed through a light pole in St. George, Mar. 2, 2016. | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News.
A gold Buick Century that left the road when the driver fell asleep at the wheel and knocked over a light pole, St. George, Mar. 2, 2016 | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News.

At approximately 2:50 p.m., law enforcement officers and emergency personnel responded to reports of a single-vehicle accident in front of the Castle Rock subdivision at 2000 N. Snow Canyon Parkway, St. George Police Sgt Sam Despain said. When officers arrived, they found a gold Buick Century high-centered on a boulder with the severed light pole on the ground beside the vehicle.

“The vehicle was on Snow Canyon Parkway traveling west,” Despain said. “The driver stated that she fell asleep while she was going down the road … and just went off the road and hit a light pole and ended up in some landscaping.”

The driver was uninjured, and no citations were issued, Despain said. No other vehicles were involved.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

St. George Police, St. George Fire Department, St. George Energy Services and Gold Cross Ambulance all responded to the scene.

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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1 Comment

  • indy-vfr March 3, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    One of many on the road in STG……….asleep at the wheel!

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