Driver swerves to miss dog, takes out utility payment dropbox

A single-car crash that took out a Questar Gas payment box Tuesday morning in St. George was reportedly caused by a driver swerving to avoid a dog, St. George, Utah, June 6, 2017 | Photo by Julie Applegate, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A single-car crash that took out a Questar Gas payment box Tuesday morning in St. George was reportedly caused by a driver swerving to avoid a dog.

A single-car crash that took out a Questar Gas payment box Tuesday morning in St. George was reportedly caused by a driver swerving to avoid a dog, St. George, Utah, June 6, 2017 | Photo by Julie Applegate, St. George News

St. George Police were dispatched to the call at about 9:44 a.m. at 389 N. Industrial Park Road.

“Apparently, they left the roadway, knocked over a mailbox belonging to Questar Gas,” St. George Police Officer Jamison Hale said, “and came to a stop in the parking lot.”

“The driver said a dog ran across in front of him so he swerved to miss the dog and hit the mailbox,” Hale said.

The vehicle was a white 2017 Ford Fusion rental car and was driven by a Utah man in his mid-twenties. Two passengers and a dog were also in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Damage to the Questar payment box is estimated at $1,000, Hale said. The Ford sustained heavy damage from concrete posts designed to protected the dropbox and had to be towed from the scene.

The driver was cited for improper lane travel.

Air bags in the Ford did deploy in the crash, Hale said, but no injuries were reported.

St. George Fire Department and St. George Police Department 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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5 Comments

  • paul June 6, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Hmmmmmmm sounds fishy ,,,the old dog in the road trick again sounds like he might of been busy with a electronic device or something just saying

  • Billy Madison June 6, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Was the dog cited for not using the crosswalk, and leaving the scene of an accident?

  • mesaman June 6, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Who cares about the humans or the value of the car and it’s destruction, did the flea bitten mutt survive.

  • jvelo June 6, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    If you can find the dog, sue the owner.
    Dogs shouldn’t be running around where they can get hit by a car or can hurt a driver or pedestrian when the driver swerves to miss the dog.
    Such a careless dog owner. Lucky that nobody was hurt!

  • paul June 7, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Was there even a dog?

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