ST. GEORGE — A man was injured and taken to the hospital after crashing into a guardrail on state Route 18 in St. George Monday.
The 24-year-old driver was coming around a steep bend while heading south near milepost 5 when the steering wheel in his Saturn sedan had some trouble, St. George Police officer Andy Mickelson said.
“His steering was sticky,” Mickelson said.
The car smashed into the guardrail on the right side of the road, causing the guardrail to curl up like a scroll from the impact. The speed limit on that section of state Route 18 is 55 mph.
Airbags were deployed and the man was taken to the hospital by a Gold Cross Ambulance with unknown injuries, Mickelson said. He was responsive and talking when police arrived at the scene.
Mickelson said a citation was unlikely to be issued in this case. The sedan was towed away from the scene.
The St. George Fire Department, Utah Highway Patrol and a Utah Department of Transportation incident management team responded to the scene.
This report is based on statements from police or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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