Driver flees wreck on 2450 East, is caught, arrested

ST. GEORGE — A two-car wreck on 2450 East Street Monday afternoon resulted in a woman being taken to the hospital and the driver of the car that hit her being arrested on several charges.

A Honda Insight that was hit by a Ford Focus on 2450 East Monday afternoon. St. George, Utah, May 30, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
A Honda Insight that was hit by a Ford Focus on 2450 East Monday afternoon. St. George, Utah, May 30, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

A Honda Insight driven by a female in her mid-50s was stopped at the stop sign at 450 North Street, according to St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley.

“(She was) facing eastbound waiting to turn left,” Trombley said, “when…a Ford Focus hit her at full speed. There are no signs that there was braking or any attempt made to stop.”

The impact was so severe that the right front tire, wheel, and part of the suspension was torn off the Ford Focus

Trombley said the driver of the Ford Focus jumped out of his car and took off running. Officers eventually captured the driver a few blocks from the accident. Trombley identified him as 28-year-old Bradly Scott Hunt of Washington City.

Hunt was arrested on two outstanding warrants, charges of careless driving, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, failure to disclose his identity, and a charge of driving under the influence and causing personal injury.

Bradly Scott Hunt, of Washington, Utah, booking photo posted May 30, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News
A Ford Focus involved in a two-car wreck on 2450 East Monday afternoon, St. George, Utah, May 30, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News
A Ford Focus was involved in a two-car wreck on 2450 East Monday afternoon, St. George, Utah, May 30, 2016 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

The driver of the Honda Insight was wearing her seat belt. Trombley said she was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George by ambulance to be evaluated for neck and back injuries.

Units from the St. George Police Department, St. George Fire Department, Utah Department of Transportation and Gold Cross Ambulance 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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3 Comments

  • Ted Cruz 2016 May 31, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Acne or Meth? You decide.

  • knobe May 31, 2016 at 7:42 am

    I’m going to go out on a limb & guess it was an UN-insured vehicle or stolen . . .
    This poor woman will get stuck with all the costs .
    Meth takes a huge toll on the whole social fabric .

  • .... May 31, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Yep just another social loser that serves no purpose towards society, and is in desperate need of getting a Real Life

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